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.
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 Elizabeth Rossi, OSB
Lent, prayer and sacrifice, holy Lent,
A time of the year to repent;
A season of prayer and fasting
Which may lead us to life everlasting.
A time of spring cleaning for the soul.
After all, isn't heaven our goal?
A time to confess and set things right
For as we live, we see heaven in sight.
Blessed are the meek,
So turn the other cheek.
Sit before the crucifix and reflect
On the one who is our supreme Elect.
We will head into Passion week
And reflect on Him whom we seek.
And then in our earthly voice
We will celebrate Easter and sing, "Rejoice."
These six weeks to Lent take us from winter to spring
So we clear the cobwebs from our spiritual being.
Happy Easter to all and everyone
For He is risen and happy spring has begun.
March 1, 2014
This centering prayer retreat will begin with supper at 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 19, 2015, and conclude after lunch on Sunday, March 22, 2015. The retreat will be in silence after the opening circle Thursday night until lunch on Sunday. This retreat will be for ANYONE interested in deepening their centering prayer practice. There will be spiritual teachings (DVDs and/or CDs) on the process of transforming the false self into the true self.
Teachers like Thomas Keating, Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault and possibly others. Centering prayer is a way of bringing to consciousness the unconscious "emotional wounds of a lifetime" (Thomas Keating) and enabling these stumbling blocks to becoming cornerstones of our TRUE SELF. The 12-step program is a more cognitive way of dealing with our emotional short-comings and character defects. There will be a 12-step meeting during the retreat open to ALL. Come and experience the powerful synergy of these two spiritual resources. Be still and know. Retreat cost: $235. A $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at time of registration.
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.