A Community of Benedictine Sisters in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Sister Marie Rose DeSalvo, OSB Enters Eternal Life

Sister Marie Rose DeSalvo, OSB (formerly Sister Angela), 91, entered into eternal life on Saturday, August 8.

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Horizons - July 2015 Edition

The latest Horizons (July 2015 Edition) is now available for viewing.

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Across the Bridge Partners in Benedictine Education

The Summer 2015 Partners Newsletter is now available!

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Temporary Professions & Jubilees

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.

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Farewell Father David!

St. Scholastica Monastery bids farewell to their retiring chaplain, Father David McKillin, OSB.

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Across the Bridge Partners in Benedictine Education

The Spring 2015 Partners Newsletter is now available!

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Horizons March 2015 Now Available

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Sr. Brendan Siebenmorgen Passes

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Sr. Miriam's Vocation Story

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Sr. Katharine Wewer Passes

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Alumnator Fall 2014 Available

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Vocation Discernment Resources

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Come & See Live In Experience
October 17-19, 2014

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A Year of Blossoming
Sr. Macrina's 2015 Calendar

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Sr. Ethel Marie Sonnier Vocation Story

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Sr. Christine Eckart enters Eternal Life

Sr. Christine Eckart's Obituary
Simply Benedictine - Wake Up The World - 2015 Year of Consecrated Life

Wake Up The World!

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.

Our Education Mission Continues... Now in Guatemala (More)

  • $500 = 1 scholarship for an ENTIRE YEAR!
  • Think and pray about going to Esquipulas as a volunteer someday. Sisters Rosalie, Kimberly, Alice and Dolores Vincent; youth minister Jennifer Verkamp; and oblates Kathy Jarvis, Maryanne Meyerriecks and Mary Adams have already visited and volunteered.

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Weekly Reflections
August 30, 2015

Monastic Day

Sister Rose Ashour, OSB

Lectio Divina
Reading
Listening
Pondering words
Ora et labora
Pray and work
Keep in balance
Opus Dei
The work of God
Divine office
Hospitality
Welcoming guests
As Christ

Sisters Announce Plans for Their Future

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.

Vocation Center Events

Date Event
November 6-8, 2015 Come & See Weekend
January 8-10, 2016 Come & See Weekend
February 12-14, 2016 Come & See Weekend
March 11-13, 2016 Come & See Weekend
May 20-22, 2016 Come & See Weekend
August 5-7, 2016 Come & See Weekend
September 9-11, 2016 Come & See Weekend
November 11-13, 2016 Come & See Weekend
December 2-4, 2016 Come & See Weekend
Available Anytime Vocation Parish Visits
Available Anytime Vocation School Visits
Available Anytime Monastery Tours
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Upcoming Retreat:
Seven Sacred Pauses

Begins September 25 - 27, 2015
Presented by Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB & Velma Frye, M.Mus.Ed

Life is a blessing yet so often our busy, frenetic living thwarts our ability to notice and embrace the blessing. It is both a challenge and a great awakening to accept the grace of pausing throughout the day to receive the gift of the Hours. Macrina and Velma invite you to strum a melody of blessing with your life in this feast of poetry, song, story, prayer, ritual, soul listening, faith sharing along with periods of silence, all grounded in your deep yearning for union with God. Themes from Sister Macrina's book, along with chants and songs from Velma's accompanying CD (singing mindfully through the hours) will be used thorough out the retreat. Total Cost: $210.00. A $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at time of registration. Lodging and meals are included.

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