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Updated: 9-2-2020
Dear Friends, Family Members, Employees, Alumnae, Oblates, and Volunteers of St. Scholastica Monastery:

We are happy to report that the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery are all COVID free following our recent testing and strict quarantine.

It has been four months since St. Scholastica began to shelter in place to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in the community, and we are grateful that no sisters have been infected.

With this happy news, we will continue our practice safety and take continued precautions to prevent the virus's spread.

Every sister and all of our on-site employees have been tested. If anyone has been in contact with the community and holds concern, we encourage you to please get tested.

We thank you for your prayers for our employees and us during this challenging time!

The monastery will continue to be CLOSED to the public for the foreseeable future, at least through October 1st, including Hesychia House of Prayer, in New Blaine.

Thank you very much for your prayers and support of us here at 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 - September 20, 2020

Mediocrity
Sister Consuella Bauer

Lo, all of my yesterdays are like a shadow
That tempers and cools the ardor of my tomorrows.

I have not loved iniquity nor hated justice.
I have not longed for the fleshpots of Egypt.
Nor yet have I wholly yearned for the Bread of Life.
I craved not inordinately for honor,
Nor yet did I seek to be forgotten and despised.
I refrained from words that wound, caustic, cold, cruel, bitter.
Nevertheless I did not always speak in tones that were gentle, gracious, loving.
I indulged not in the pleasures of the flesh.
But I have not always scorned the common and the rude.

I have tried to be all things to all.
Still I am not wholly Christ-centered.
From my faulty nature I developed poise and personality,
Yet I have failed to merge myself into His Personality.
I sought not too much those things that were for my ease
Nor did I rejoice at having only the bare necessities.
I longed to be loved and tried to be loving.
I was not always mindful of a Crucified Love.

The waters of tribulation have come over me
And the waves of great loneliness have inundated my soul.
But I have not wholly sanctified my cross.

Divinity, I would be Thine.
Radiant One, obliterate my yesterdays.
They are only a shadow.

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