3 Phases of Changes: The Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery, after many years of reflection, prayer, and discussion, would like to share a three-phase plan for their future.
They have entered into a contract to sell 9.75 acres of land to Reliance Health Care, Inc. Reliance plans to build a 140-bed skilled nursing facility to include a 16 bed wing for the monastery’s senior sisters, which will be completed in approximately two years.
During Reliance’s construction phase, the sisters will make plans to build a new smaller monastery near the nursing home to allow them to maintain daily contact with their senior sisters and spend more time in prayer and ministry.
A Benedictine Call to "Wake up the World!" It is the Year of Consecrated Life as declared by Pope Francis.
The Opening Event for YCL was November 30, 2014.
The Year of Consecrated Life goes on to November 2, 2016.
Sister Louise Sharum, OSB
God's love is winter and summer, spring and fall.
Spring follows winter--or else it starts the season.
I'm not sure which.
But I feel a human heart would break with winter love
if the spring did not come soon.
But our heart's breaking is not a bad thing.
The soil of our heart is not only to receive God's Word within it
but is also to break open
so that God can make that Seed that died,
break forth from us into the seed growth of God--ife in others.
Those chasm-cuts become channels
for the flow of love and compassion--God's and ours.
God breaks our hearts open over and over again
so we can live out his paschal mystery of death and resurrection
and thus grow into the abundant life he came to give.
This is a retreat specifically for those in the helping field and caregivers who, as we know, can lose track of their own needs and unfortunately experience physical, mental, emotional and spiritual sicknesses while offering their gifts to others. The workshops involved are geared towards issues specific to Healer experiences in order to foster healthy, effective processing and responses, teaching participants to help others at their own healthiest, and therefore highest capacity. Format is unique and uplifting, presenter is engaging and down-to-earth, includes humor, stimulating stories, enjoyable and meaningful activities, music, and audience interaction and participation. Relaxing, meditative activities are included in the schedule for real-time practice and experience in retreat. Come immerse yourself in a retreat with a passionate seasoned mental health professional who has lived through imbalance and now thrives in her work, while you learn how to improve your helping, and thus life experience. Thursday evening arrival is an important piece of this gift to self. Total Cost: $195.00. A $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at time of registration. Lodging and meals are included.
Silent Directed Retreat3-Day: January 8-11, 2015 ($235); 5-Day: January 8-14, 2015 ($385); 8-Day: January 8-17, 2015 ($575)
This Retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. This retreat is a time to practice silence in order to make room for God to work in your life and by this to strengthen your relationship with Him. In the silence you are better able to hear God’s invitation to open your heart and surrender your soul in a deeper way. Each day you will meet with a Spiritual Director to assist you in discerning God’s invitation and to offer suggestions to guide you during your silence. The Retreat opens with dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 8 and ends after lunch on Sunday for the 3-Day and after morning liturgy for the 5-Day and the 8-Day. Lodging and meals are included in the price. A $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at time of registration.