The Monastery Gift Shop will be closed Monday, July 25 through Sunday, August 7 for Summer Vacation.
The Online Gift Shop will still be available!
Come and Celebrate mass with us during our new scheduled times!
Annual Chapter meeting and Commissioning Service
New! Sr. Madeline Clifton, OSB has submitted her Vocation Story for viewing.
St. Scholastica received ten new oblates on Sunday, May 17: Fr. Les Farley, our chaplain, Megan and Matthew Mayeux, Deborah Grant, Mark Elsken, Cynthia Vennink, Annie Woody, Cindy Ashley, Eunice Eble, and Jessie Greenwood.
Sr. Rosarita Huber, 87, entered into eternal life on May 7, 2016.
Sr. Rose Ashour turned 100 on April 16, 2016.
The March 2016 Horizons is now available for viewing.
The 2016 Triduum Holy Week schedule is now available.
As the sisters move forward in faith, they ask for your support of their 2015 Appeal.
On December 28, 2015, Sr. Cabrini Schmitz of St. Scholastica Monastery, Fort Smith, has entered into eternal life.
Sister Rose Maria Birkenfeld's Vocation Story is now available for viewing.View her Story.
Sister Marie Rose DeSalvo, OSB (formerly Sister Angela), 91, entered into eternal life on Saturday, August 8.View her Obituary.
The latest Horizons (July 2015 Edition) is now available for viewing.View the Newsletter.
St. Scholastica celebrates the temporary professions of Sisters Judith Timmerman and Michaela Boucaud and the jubilees of Sisters Rose Ashour, Pierre Vorster, Madeline Clifton and Rachel Dietz.View the Article.
St. Scholastica Monastery bids farewell to their retiring chaplain, Father David McKillin, OSB.View the Article.
Sister Louise Sharum, OSB
I was leaving through the laundry door
when I saw there on the glass a ladybug
huddled up in fear and perhaps despair
after hours of futile walking on the door's glass--
a strange, harsh, foreign world.
And all alone.
I put a sheet of paper gently against its feet.
It crawled on, barely
and huddled as before.
It stayed so,
as I walked to my chosen spot in the warm autumn sun.
When I was seated
I gently moved the bug to a blade of grass.
It stayed huddled, fearful, still.
Finally, though, it took a few hesitant slow steps and paused.
Then a few more.
It seemed to wonder then, if it were really true.
Could this be a blade of grass?
It took a few more faster steps.
Yes! It feels like it!
It seemed to get so excited
as it ran to the tip of the blade.
Indeed, it is GRASS!
It flew to the next blade a few inches and ran the entire length.
It flew to a blade a few inches away.
Then to another and another,
each time testing out the length of the blade--
Then it opened its wings and flew into the sky.
"When Christ freed us,
He meant us to remain free.
Stand firm, therefore
and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery." Gal. 5:1
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.
Our spiritual journey forever leads us deeper into the Holy Mystery of our God. Making St. Augustine's prayer our own, hopefully we, too, will discover that although we often seek for God 'out there,' it is to our own hearts we must return. You will be encouraged to take your relationship with God to a deeper level through silence and prayer."Too late I love you, O beauty ever ancient ever new, late have I loved you. And behold you were in my heartbut I was outside and it was therethat I searched for you." - Prayer of St. Augustine Cost: $195.00. A $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at time of registration. Lodging and meals are included. Deadline for registration is September 16, 2016.
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.