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All are invited to join us for our daily prayer. Prayer times are subject to change especially on feast days and special days. Please call ahead to confirm times.
Upcoming Alumnae Reunion September 23-25, 2016
St. Scholastica Academy alumnae, also known as “Scho girls,” will hold a triennial reunion for all classes from September 23-25. Activities will include a wine and cheese reception, general alumnae meeting, Saturday evening banquet, and Mass and brunch with the sisters on Sunday. Sister Cabrini Schmitz, OSB (’49), who served as alumnae moderator for many years before passing away last December, will be remembered in a special way at the reunion.
Sister Consuella Bauer, OSB
A poem rises like the tide.
Great breakers of startling ideas pound
against the shoreline of your heart.
Elusive whitecaps of foamy phrases leap
over and escape, beyond
into the bottomless depths of forgetting.
Warped, soaked debris of wasted wording
lodges in the inlets where
you opened up your heart to dreaming.
Swift currents of inner urges drag your musings far
upon the beach and leave them stranded
on the waterless sand of apathy.
Thundering blasts of music tear
at your eardrums, unloose the taut strings
of your keyed-up feelings, only to
drown out the melody with deafening roar.
High-flying sea gulls of inspiration swoop
down, tantalizing, low, then steer off stridently,
over the fading horizon.
Then it is over--and the song
you were going to sing, the melody,
the memory enshrine--they are gone
And there is barren silence again--your heart
alone with its gray mood, empty wishes,
A calm sea is a desolate sea--no poem
rises in the heart that merely
laps along the shores of being.
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.
Our spiritual journey forever leads us deeper into the Holy Mystery of our God. Making St. Augustine's prayer our own, hopefully we, too, will discover that although we often seek for God 'out there,' it is to our own hearts we must return. You will be encouraged to take your relationship with God to a deeper level through silence and prayer."Too late I love you, O beauty ever ancient ever new, late have I loved you. And behold you were in my heartbut I was outside and it was therethat I searched for you." - Prayer of St. Augustine Cost: $195.00. A $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at time of registration. Lodging and meals are included. Deadline for registration is September 16, 2016.
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.