Benedict and Scholastica

We Must Do Something
Posted on February 10, 2014
St. Scholastica 2014 One of the experiences that we offer the college students who come to live, pray and work with us during their winter or spring breaks is a tour of our grounds, both on the monastery side and on...
The World is Crying for the Gifts Benedictinism Offers
Posted on March 21, 2013
Earlier this month we had a community gathering at which we shared reactions and reflections on an article titled, “Women Monastics in Today’s Church.” It was written by Sister Jeanne Ranek of the Benedictine sisters of...
Vigil of St. Scholastica and Prophet of Peace
Posted on February 8, 2013
Tonight is a two-fold celebration for us: we are celebrating the vigil of the Feast of St. Scholastica and we are presenting our 2013 Prophet of Peace award. Even many Christians do not know much about Saint...
Reflections on the Feast of Benedict, July, 2012
Posted on July 11, 2012
In Chapter 73: This Rule only a beginning of perfection, we read: “The reason we have written this Rule is that, by observing it in monasteries, we can show that we have some degree of virtue and the beginnings of...
Reflections for the Feast of Benedict, 2012
Posted on March 21, 2012
Turn your ear to wisdom; incline your heart to understanding. —Proverbs 2:2 Two weeks ago the Erie Times-News carried three supplements in their Sunday edition. They were basically business reports, offering a look...
Thoughts from the Prioress on the Feast of Benedict
Posted on July 11, 2011
The first sentence of Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians is the focus of today’s reflection: “Sisters and brothers, you are among those called.” (1 Cor. 1: 26) I think that we do believe that we are called; that is...
Thoughts from the Prioress on the Feast of Benedict
Posted on March 22, 2011
I am not a poet, but I like poetry and I found the first reading today very poetic and inspiring. It is magnificent in its wording and in its images. From the Book of Proverbs, 2:1-9, the passage sings with beauty,...
Thoughts from the Prioress on the Feast of St. Scholastica
Posted on February 11, 2011
I cannot separate this beautiful feast for all Benedictine communities, especially for Benedictine women, from the events of the last two months — as they have affected me greatly. When I read the last line of the...

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