A Community of Benedictine Sisters in Fort Smith, Arkansas

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.

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)

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  • 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
April 26, 2015

Easter

Sister Consuella Bauer, OSB

Alleluia, my soul! My soul, rejoice!
It is springtime, I hear it, in nature's voice.
I feel it, I know; for the south wind's breath
Brings me my Love and Adam's death.
And a white rose has bloomed on a hidden bush
in the orient light of Easter hush.

Easter, 1958

Triduum Holy Week

You are welcome to pray with the sisters during the Triduum.

Mass and Prayer Schedule
Triduum Holy Week Schedule

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

Vocation Center Events

Date Event
March 20-22, 2015 Come & See Weekend
May 15-17, 2015 Come & See Weekend
September 4-6, 2015 Come & See Weekend
November 6-8, 2015 Come & See Weekend
July 3-5, 2015 Come & See Weekend
August 5-9, 2015 Simply Benedictine Summer Discernment Retreat
Available Anytime Vocation Parish Visits
Available Anytime Vocation School Visits
Available Anytime Monastery Tours
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Upcoming Retreat:
God Kneads Saints

Begins April 24-26, 2015
Presented by Mrs. Cindy Shaw, M.A. Ministry & Fr. Tom Elliot

St. Ignatius of Antioch once wrote, "I am God's wheat, and I am to be ground by the teeth of wild beasts, so that I may become the pure bread of Christ." Using this passage as the image of the Christian life, we can say that sainthood consists of allowing ourselves to be made in to the Eucharistic Christ for one another. During this retreat we will look at/consider what it might mean to be transformed from "grains of wheat: into the" pure bread of Christ of which St. Ignatius spoke. Total 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.

Simply Benedictine Summer Discernment Retreat

August 5 - 9, 2015

Catholic women between the ages of 18 - 45, get away from it all for a few days and enjoy solitude, silence, and quiet reflection. Experience Monastic life while meeting and sharing with others thinking about their call.

Simply Benedictine - Summer Discernment
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