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COVID Gift Shop Hours

Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

You must schedule an appointment to shop our in-store gift shop. Please wear a mask.

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

Online Shopping is available at https://shop.stscho.org

Updated: 4-25-2021
Dear Friends, Family Members, Employees, Alumnae, Oblates, and Volunteers of St. Scholastica Monastery:

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 in comparison to the national level and lower vaccination rates, so we are cautious in our response regarding the pandemic.

We are closed to public services at least through the start of June 2021.

We are not permitting overnight guests to our monastery guest house or ministry buildings.

We will permit visitors on a very LIMITED BASIS.

We request that visitors contact us before visiting the monastery. 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.

Suppose you wish to walk our monastery grounds. In that case, we ask that you notify the community of your presence, 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 by appointment only.

Please note: Monastery Gift Shop Hours are:

  • Monday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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

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 - July 14, 2021

Hot Warm Buttercups
Sister Bede Eckart

Droning and buzzing
the fan
was un-cooling this hot
and steamy morning
The night heat so torrid
It could not be measured
I sprung to the window
Aiming for a breath of fresh air
What a sight I saw
Myriads of hot yellow buttercups
defiant against the heat
graced the one green spot
On the lawn like stars in the heavens.

Myriads of hot yellow buttercups
like sprinkled stars in
Uneven symmetry
cooled my thoughts and feasted
my sight.

Myriads of hot yellow buttercups
danced around me
like sparks among reeds
on a windy day.

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