The Monastery Gift Shop will be closed Good Friday and Holy Saturday in observance of the Triduum.
Sr. Rose Ashour turned 100 on April 16, 2016.
The March 2016 Horizons is now available for viewing.
The 2016 Triduum Holy Week schedule is now available.
As the sisters move forward in faith, they ask for your support of their 2015 Appeal.
On December 28, 2015, Sr. Cabrini Schmitz of St. Scholastica Monastery, Fort Smith, has entered into eternal life.
Sister Rose Maria Birkenfeld's Vocation Story is now available for viewing.View her Story.
Sister Marie Rose DeSalvo, OSB (formerly Sister Angela), 91, entered into eternal life on Saturday, August 8.View her Obituary.
The latest Horizons (July 2015 Edition) is now available for viewing.View the Newsletter.
St. Scholastica celebrates the temporary professions of Sisters Judith Timmerman and Michaela Boucaud and the jubilees of Sisters Rose Ashour, Pierre Vorster, Madeline Clifton and Rachel Dietz.View the Article.
St. Scholastica Monastery bids farewell to their retiring chaplain, Father David McKillin, OSB.View the Article.
Sister Louise Sharum, OSB
What color is night?
Black, of course.
But only black?
Are there not stars and moon,
and fireflies and city lights,
and lanterns and flashlights and porch lights
and the Northern Lights?
Maybe the really difficult times of life
are our "nights."
Perhaps it is then we need to stand out in the open
and see the moon and the stars and fireflies.
Much re-creation takes place at night
in humans and in all of nature,
though imperceptible and slow.
Although we may not have clarity
even for the next step ahead of us,
may we never lose sight
of all that is to be seen at night,
and be at peace knowing
that the day has shadows and
the night stars.
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.
The themes for this retreat will be drawn from Chapter Three of Sister Macrina's book, Abide:keeping vigil with the Word of God. In this silent pilgrimage of the soul we will explore thehidden gift in each day's struggles. The Word of God and your Daily Life Experiences will beyour guides as you pray with the beautiful struggle of daily life.The format of the retreat includes a morning session introducing the theme of the day;afternoon is for silent prayer, Lectio Divina, rest, and opportunity for individual spiritualguidance. Evenings will provide communal quiet prayer and an occasional film."We build the Reign of God right here in the midst of this daily struggle. We do not haveto wait until we die to go to heaven. Let's go to heaven right now. Let us build heaven onearth by believing in our own goodness-we who have been created in the image of God.Let us feed on the truth that the image of God in us, is to be our hope here in the midstof the beautiful struggle of daily life." - from Abide: keeping vigil with the Word of GodCost: $500.00. A $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at time ofregistration. Lodging and meals are included. Deadline for registration is July 3, 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.