FORWARD IN FAITH (a Capital Campaign)

Posted September 21, 2016

Forward In Faith is truly the story of our community from its beginning in 1879 when four young women came from Ferdinand, Indiana to begin their mission of teaching in Shoal Creek, Arkansas. Their faith carried them forward through those difficult pioneering days. Through it all they planted the seeds of faith and the Benedictine way of life firmly throughout the state of Arkansas.

We, the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery, thank you for your help and support as we move FORWARD IN FAITH.

Partners in Benedictine Education Newsletter

Posted September 23, 2016

More than the words, the photos in this issue tell the story of the growth and branching out of our scholarship program. They also convey the sharing and deep friendships being formed across the borders as well as the creativity of our volunteers.

Macrina's O Beautiful Presence 2017 Calendar

"O Beautiful Presence" 2017

Weekly Reflections
September 25, 2016


Sister Josita Nahlen, OSB

A season of many colors

Colors abound here and there.

What a sight for the eyes

Peace and joy for a restless soul.

Gifts from our generous God.

Sisters Announce Plans for Their Future

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.

Vocation Center Events & Retreats

Date Event
September 9-11, 2016 Come & See Weekend
November 11-13, 2016 Come & See Weekend
December 2-4, 2016 Come & See Weekend
January 13-14, 2017 Come & See Weekend
February 10-12, 2017 Come & See Weekend
May 5-7, 2017 Come & See Weekend
September 29-30, 2017 Come & See Weekend
Available Anytime Vocation Parish Visits
Available Anytime Vocation School Visits
Available Anytime Monastery Tours
View Registration Form View Event Brochure (PDF)
Retreat Registration 2016 Retreat Schedule

Upcoming Retreat:
O Beauty Ever Ancient, Ever New: A Weekend Silent Retreat

Begins September 30-October 2, 2016
Presented by Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB

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.

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