A Community of Benedictine Sisters in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Sister Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB

a Message from Macrina

"My work is a ministry and an invitation from God to help create a better world. Each day I spend a little time in prayer asking that those who read my books and attend my retreats will receive the blessings they need for the day. As a spiritual guide I encourage you to take time for prayer, remembering that words are the least important part of prayer. Just open your heart and become a space for God. Create a little space for silence. There are some things we can only learn in silence. Commit yourself to a spiritual path."

Under the Sycamore Tree

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"A Year of Prayer" 2014 Calendar

Macrina's "A Year of Prayer" Calendar for 2014 is now available to order.

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Macrina's Upcoming Retreats

a Little About Macrina

Available Now! 2014 Retreat Schedule!

More information about St. Scholastica retreats can be found on the Retreats page.

Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB is the author of eight popular books on prayer and spirituality. Her eighth book, Abide: Keeping Vigil With the Word of God, was released in September, 2011 by Liturgical Press. She is a regular contributor to the popular Catholic devotional Living Faith, published by Creative Communications for the Parish. Her Scripture column, Romancing the Word, is published in Little Rock Scripture Study's newsletter, Stepping Stones, published every spring, summer, and fall. Click here to view Sr. Macrina's column in the Stepping Stones newsletter.

Macrinas Books
  • Abide

    Keeping Vigil with the Word of God

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    Abide: Keeping Vigil with the Word of God

    In the Gospel of John Jesus directs us, "Abide in me, as I abide in you." This book is an invitation to make the Word of God your home through the practice of lectio divina.

    Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB, encourages you to turn the words of Scripture over in your heart as a plough turns over the soil to welcome the seed. In these scriptural meditations, the piercing reflective questions and personal prayers lead the reader into a deeper relationship with the Divine.

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  • Seven Sacred Pauses

    Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day

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    Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day

    This beautifully reflective book draws you into the practice of contemplative listening. In the heart of your busy work day, you are reminded to pause and breathe in the spirit of each hour. Macrina encourages her readers to use the traditional seven sacred pauses of monastic life to assist them in keeping vigil with their own lives.

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  • The Circle of Life

    The Hearts Journey Through the Seasons

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    The Circle of Life: The Hearts Journey Through the Seasons

    From time immemorial the four seasons have been subject matter for artists, poets and writers. The Circle of Life is a poetic reflection on the kinship of the seasons of the earth and the seasons of our lives. The four seasons are depicted as metaphors for the human journey.

    The spirituality of the seasons is presented here by means of essays, stories, poetry, prayers and rituals.

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  • Behold Your Life

    A Pilgrimage Through Your Memories

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    Behold Your Life: A Pilgrimage Through Your Memories

    Sometimes on life's long road it is helpful to pause and reflect on the journey we are making. Behold Your Life is such an invitation. Macrina Wiederkehr encourages us to reflect on our memories, both joyous and painful, so that we can move into the future with new wisdom and strength.

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  • Gold in Your Memories

    Sacred Moments, Glimpses of God

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    Gold in Your Memories: Sacred Moments, Glimpses of God

    Deep in our memories lie golden moments of true joy. Instances of self-discovery, unique experiences of true intimacy, glimpses of God...all lie sleeping in our memories waiting to be awakened and appreciated anew.

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  • The Song of the Seed

    A Monastic Way of Tending the Soul

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    The Song of the Seed: A Monastic Way of Tending the Soul

    Drawing from the deep resources of Benedictine spirituality, popular teacher Macrina Wiederkehr offers a sublime antidote to the "hurry sickness" of our age-a way to see all that is familiar with renewed vision, as if for the very first time. Teaching us how to nurture our perception of the sacred kernel at the heart of everyday life, Wiederkehr guides readers through three phases of spiritual reflection.

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  • A Tree Full of Angels

    See the Holy in the Ordinary

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    A Tree Full of Angels: See the Holy in the Ordinary

    We recommend this beautifully simple and honest book. Sister Macrina, a monastic writes about the ongoing process of conversion, noting that we are given opportunity upon opportunity to accept the free gift of salvation. Nor can this "Word of God" be chained. It will get through, she writes because: "God has such a yearning for our holiness to be rescued from the lies of this world that nothing will remain an obstacle forever unless we cling to it with such a tenacious grasp that we utterly refuse the divine embrace."

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  • Seasons of Your Heart

    Prayers and Reflections

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    Seasons of Your Heart: Prayers and Reflections

    In this masterpiece of simplicity, Macrina Wiederkehr offers a series of meditations to bring us closer to a "God for all seasons," revised and expanded into this new edition.

    Designed for daily use as well as for retreats, Seasons of Your Heart is an eloquent and lyrical invitation to journey through the spiritual seasons of wonder, hope, love, mystery, and faith.

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