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.
Saturday, December 12: 8am - 2pm
Sunday, December 13: 11am - 1pm
Hosted at the St. Scholastica Retreat Center
Sister Scholastica Vogelpohl, OSB
We thank you, Father,
for your people
whom we have served in any parish;
for the sick in our hospitals
who have given us a value
and a meaning of life;
for all our students,
who for all their littleness
spoke to us of God;
for our benefactors
whose love, support, and service
have maintained us through beginnings,
depressions and celebrations:
for the poor, the homeless
the neglected, the lonely
who provided us with occasions
to penetrate the ambiguities of life;
for our failures
which forced us back into your path.
For the exhilarating truth
that you are always near.
We praise you, Father
for the space and time to grow in you;
for friends who challenge us
to reach beyond our grasp;
for the light of Christ;
shining through the friends we meet:
for the Benedictine tradition
of prayer and work.
Finally, our prayers and thanks
for the mystery of your call
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 focus for this retreat will be Benedictine Spirituality as a pathway for spiritual growth. We will explore some of the age-old Benedictine values: Stability, Obedience and Conversion of Life, along with Hospitality, Humility, Simplicity of Life and Mindfulness. You will be encouraged to consider the possibility of living a more contemplative life so that the sacred nature of your daily work will be revealed to you. Our culture doesn't necessarily support or encourage silence, interiority, the centered life. For that kind of environment we turn to the monastics: and yet one does not have to be a monk to live a deeply spiritual life. Cost: $500.00. 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.