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.
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.
Sister Rose Ashour, OSB
Ora et labora
Pray and work
Keep in balance
The work of God
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.
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.
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.