Seeking God in our life together and enlivened by daily prayer, we, the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith, Arkansas, respond to the needs of the people of God in a spirit of hospitality, simplicity, and reverence for one another and all creation.
Our gift shop offers a wide variety of books, gifts, cards, and inspirational items for every liturgical season. You can also shop online from home day & night!
The Sisters work daily, baking delicious cookies, cakes, pies and breads. Click the link to learn more, and stop by our bakery and pick up foods with that home-baked taste your family will love.
Hesychia House of Prayer
Hesychia House of Prayer is nestled among the Ozark Mountains in New Blaine, Arkansas. The sisters who staff it live a life of prayer and work and offer hospitality to adults of any faith who are seeking quiet time alone with God.
Ways To Help
We at St. Scholastica Monastery are grateful for everything you, as our contributors, do for us. You can contribute to St. Scholastica by prayer, participation, volunteering and donations.
Is This Your Calling?
Take the first step. If you are interested in our community, we invite you to contact us.
Everyone has a story to tell. Listen to the vocation stories of some of our Benedictine Sisters.
Liturgy and Prayers
Guests are always welcome to pray the Liturgy of the Hours and celebrate the Eucharist with the sisters. There may be occasional variations in the schedule, particularly on special occasions. Please call ahead to confirm times if you would like to visit.
Tuesday - Friday
St. Scholastica Prayer Requests
If you have a special intention, please let the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery know by filling out this online prayer request form. Your intention will not be listed online, but will be placed on the monastery prayer board. Each sister checks the bulletin board daily and remembers those prayer requests in her personal prayer time.
Weekly Reflection - June 24, 2022
Open your Heart
Sister Macrina Wiederkehr
Open your heart to the blossoming darkness
Kiss the unknowns
Say goodbye to the heart's drought
but not the heart's struggle.
Offer compassion to all that is
incomplete in your life.
I'll meet you in community
in the heart and soul of the holy struggle
and the blossoming darkness
God already has hold of each hand
So much is up to us
Can we risk the YES
that makes all things new.
Not perfect, but new.
Stand by the roads and look, ask for the ancient path, which the way to good. Walk on it and find rest for your soul.