A Community of Benedictine Sisters in Fort Smith, Arkansas
Weekly Reflections
April 20, 2014


by Sister Elizabeth Rossi, OSB

Christ has risen from the dead.
He arose as the Scriptures said.
He appeared so glorious and bright,
Brighter than the most beautiful sunlight.

He has risen from the dust
And come to life as He must.
Let us rejoice for He has risen.
He has resurrected from earth's prison.

The entire earth rejoices
And all people with their voices
Raise them in joyful songs,
And handbells join with their gongs.

Lilacs and dogwood cover the hills.
Yards are filled with tulips, jonquils, and daffodils.
Thank you, Lord, for this beautiful earth.
We all rejoice for all the new birth.

Macrina's 2014 Retreat Schedule

Macrina's 2014 Retreat Schedule is now available for viewing!

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January 17, 2014

The 2013 Appeal Letter

The sisters are grateful for your past generosity and hope you will support their 2013 Appeal!

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October 24, 2013

Sr. Annella & Sr. Valeria
Enter into Eternal Life

Sr. Annella's Obituary October 18, 2013 - Age 98

Sr. Valeria's Obituary October 17, 2013 - Age 98

October 22, 2013

Vocation Center Events & Retreats

  • April 17-20, 2014! New Monastic Experience: Getting in Touch with Tenebrae
  • May 16-18, 2014! Come & See Weekend
  • June 13-14, 2014! Come & See Weekend
  • July 10-14, 2014! St. Scholastica Summer Discernment Retreat
  • August 8-10, 2014! Come & See Weekend
  • September 12-14, 2014! Come & See Weekend
  • October 17-19, 2014! Come & See Weekend
  • November 14-16, 2014! Come & See Weekend
  • Available Anytime! Vocation Parish Visits
  • Available Anytime! Vocation School Visits
  • Available Anytime! Monastery Tours

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The Hatchet Story of George Washington
2014 Triduum Schedule
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April 17-20, 2014 presented by St. Scholastica Monastery

Come join the monastic community of St. Scholastica to celebrate the Triduum during Holy Week. You will enter into worship with the Sisters to follow in the footsteps of Jesus to Calvary and share in the joy of His resurrection. We will begin this commemoration of the Paschal Mystery with orientation at 2 p.m. on Holy Thursday and conclude with the Feast of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Sister Rachel Dietz will give a talk on Saturday morning. Cost: $115.00. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is needed at the time of registration. Lodging and 9 meals are included in the price.

2015 Silent Directed Retreat
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Silent Directed Retreat

3-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.

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