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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.
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.
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.
Weekly Reflection - September 29, 2023
Sister Cordelia Lange
One hazy day in October
I sat idly near my window
And gazed at God's Beauty outside.
The trees so lofty and silent
The sky as screen for it all
Was quiet, yet covered with haze
All motionless and waiting for
The wind to put all in action.
I was drawn to study the scene
And let it speak loudly to me.
As I sat gazing and waiting
I noted how limbs were entwined
Stretching themselves to each other
Offering closeness and support
That brought beauty to the scene.
Then they spoke -- no, He spoke to me.
"Nature is filled with my Presence
And I speak to you -- if you stop.
Be quiet. Wait. Learn from the trees.
Welcome your sisters with kindness
Lose yourself -- stretch out your arms --
Support others with kindness and love
And let My Spirit move you.
Wait in silence -- I'll meet you there.
When Sorrow or Pain strikes
We each ask, "Why?"
The answer doesn't come. We say -- "How long?" "How much"
And wait --- in silence.
We whisper, "God help us"
And -- He does
In ways we cannot comprehend
Faith, trust, and love
Refuse to die -- they grow.
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!
Under construction - come to the Bake Sale at St. Scholastica Monastery
December 10, 2022 8:00 a.m. 4:00 pm.
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?
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Everyone has a story to tell. Listen to the vocation stories of some of our Benedictine Sisters.