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 Claudine Lee, OSB
A smudge of ashes
Cacaphony has ceased
Gone the scenes of dancing
Bourbon, Charles Canal silenced.
Away with the masked forays
Into red-light districts.
'Tis a somber, joyful world
Readying for the passion, death
Of our great Love.
"Greater love hath no man
Than he lay down his life
For a friend."
I try, Lord, to give in kind,
My gifts are squandered,
My love diluted, I have nothing.
Lord, take my nothing.
Make of it a wondrous thing.
Awaken my strange silence,
Give me the note so I can sing.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
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.
Ever notice how seriously Bible Characters like Jacob and Joseph took their dreams? Ever wonder why present day believers do not? Perhaps we simply lack the knowledge and tools for making sense of these "nightly visions" (Job 33:15). This workshop shows you how to begin recognizing, understanding and interpreting the Voice of God in your dreams. Jungian Therapist Diana McKendree and Pastor Lance Sawyer team up to bring you a method of dream-work which blends the best of Jungian psychology with the sacred biblical tradition. In this introductory workshop, you'll gain a basic framework for interpreting your dreams. You'll experience the process firsthand through both individual and small group dream-work. This workshop is a doorway into a new world of ancient insights where you will discover the Lost Language of God.
Cost: Resident $195.00 Commuter $150.00. A $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at time of registration. Lodging and meals are included in the resident price. Meals only are included in the Commuter price.
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.