St. Scholastica Gift Shop will close on Holy Thursday and reopen on Monday, April 6 at 9:30 a.m. We wish all our customers a blessed Holy Week and Easter.
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 Louise Sharum, OSB
The Suffering Servant must die--
Is there no other way?
The paschal lamb must be slain
its life blood poured out
by those who love it
in symbol of the great Reality
Who went alone to his death simply because he loved?
Why is there death by hunger when food abounds?
Why must some die because they have no money
while others have more than they could ever use?
How can such realities
coexist with spring sunshine
and bird song
and new budding trees?
are but phases of life
that once given, will never end.
A bunny, a few feet away eats golden buttercups
unafraid of my presence until l move.
Its worries are life-size to it.
All is so fragile and precious.
Good Friday gives the strength
to wait, to accept reality.
The Suffering Servant,
You, my God,
have paid the price
for all of life to have meaning.
The peace of this day of silence is holy.
A robin hops among the spring beauties
at the foot of a tree coming alive.
All nature speaks
the Paschal Mystery of Love Incarnate.
Good Friday, 1993
Come join the monastic community of St. Scholastica to celebrate the Triduum of Holy Week. You will enter into worship with the Sister to follow in the footsteps of Jesus to Calvary and share in the joy of His resurrection. On Holy Thursday afternoon there will be a brief orientation presented by a member of the Community and conclude with the Feast of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday in the Monastery Dining Room. Cost: $115.00. A $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at time of registration. Lodging and meals are included.
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.