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COVID Gift Shop Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday & Weekends Closed

It is recommended to schedule an appointment to shop our in-store gift shop. Please wear PPE/masks upon entry. In-person shopping limited to two at a time.

You may also place an order via phone at (479) 783-4147.

Online Shopping is available at

Updated: 8-16-2021
Covid Update: St. Scholastica Monastery Fort Smith, Arkansas

The Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery are Covid free and fully vaccinated.

We are continuing to take safety precautions regarding the pandemic and have begun to lift a few of our restrictions to aid us to a sense of normalcy, however small that may seem. To date, Sebastian county sustains higher cases of the virus and fewer persons vaccinated in comparison to the national level, and so we are cautious in our response regarding the pandemic.

We are closed to public services at least through the month of August 2021.

We are offering select guests for overnight on a strict and very limited basis starting mid-August. They must be fully vaccinated and present proof of their vaccination.

We will permit visitors on a very LIMITED BASIS.

We request that visitors contact us before visiting the monastery. (479-783-4147) We cannot receive many visitors due to the CDC guidelines; therefore, scheduling a visit is helpful to us.

We request that permitted visitors undergo screening and follow the procedures set forth by the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery.

Funerals for our Sisters are in the scheduling process and we anticipate resuming the funeral services for the Sisters who have crossed over this past year sometime this fall.

If you wish to walk or visit our monastery grounds, in that case, we ask that you notify the community of your presence and that you practice social distancing and wear masks when out and about others while enjoying our monastic setting.

Monastery Gift Shop Information

We welcome Monastery Gift Shop customers back to the monastery on a LIMITED basis. The Monastery Gift Shop continues to offer online purchases and is open to the public. We will begin our extended hours on August 15, 2021.

The Monastery Gift Shop continues to offer online purchases and is open to the public by appointment only.

Please note: Extended Monastery Gift Shop Hours are:

  • Monday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday: CLOSED
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Customers are permitted in the monastery Gift Shop by appointment, following the screening, and we ask that customers wear PPE/Masks upon entry.

We will limit in-person shopping to two(2) persons per visit.

The Monastery Gift Shop will be closed on Tuesday and Weekends for the summer.

As always, you may call the monastery and ask for the Gift Shop Manager at 479-783-4147 for your shopping needs.

We thank you for understanding our concerns for the good of all. We are praying for an end to the pandemic. We are grateful for your continued love and support of us here at St. Scholastica Monastery.


- Sister Kimberly Prohaska and the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery

In The News
October 18, 2018

St. Scholastica’s new monastery dedicated

St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith celebrated the addition of a new facility on Sunday.

In The News
September 20, 2018

Out with the old, in with the new! St. Scholastica Monastery wins a brand new copier from Preferred Office Technologies!

Many Thanks To You!

We would like to thank you for checking in on us and keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. We are grateful and we will continue praying for the needs of the world.

Weekly Reflection - May 08, 2022

Receiving the Morning
Sister Macrina Wiederkehr

If possible
open your eyes
without assistance
from an alarm clock.
Smile softly
while getting out of bed.
Draw back the curtain
to the yet black night
outside your window.
Heart filled with expectation,
Sit by the window
and wait for dawn,
then, morning.

There is so much grace
in waiting.

If your eyes are sleepy,
pretend they are two planets
in the galaxy of your being
and they are responsible
for keeping the day lit.

Go forth, Kindler of the day
Fill the world with light.
Your mission is sacramental.

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