The Monastic Congregationof Saint Scholastica, comprised of 20 Monasteries of Benedictine Women, was established on February 25, 1922.

Sr Lucy Marie Fitzmorris' Perpetual Monastic Profession

With great joy, Sr Marie Therese Long, OSB and the Benedictine community of Saint Joseph Monastery announce the Perpetual Monastic Profession of Sister Lucy Marie Fitzmorris, OSB. The rite was held Saturday, June 29, in the Marian Chapel of St. Joseph Monastery in Tulsa with Most Reverend David Konderla, Bishop of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma, as celebrant. 

Tribute to Sr. Patricia Crowley

A beautiful tribute to Sister Patricia "Patsy" Crowley of St Scholastica Monastery in Chicago by the Irish American Hall of Fame. (Click on photo for Video)

Offeramous Award Recipient - Sr. Esther Fangman

Many sisters gathered with alumni fron Mount St. Scholastica, St. Benedict College and Benedictine College for the alumni weekend. During the weekend, Sister Esther Fangman received the Offeramus Award in recognition for her service and ourstanding loyalty to her community and her Alma Mater. 

Sr Mary Miller Way in Erie, PA

A street has been named in honor of Sr. Mary in Erie, PA. Click on the link below to read the article.

 

Sr. Mary Miller Way

North American Benedictine Vocation and Formation Conference

NABVFC gathered those working in Vocation and Formation the week of April 15-19 in Schuyler, NE. where Sr. Lynn McKenzie (Cullman, AL) and Sr. Rosann Ocken (Norfolk, NE) presented on the theme of Hope for the Future: Trusting God in Uncertain Times. The other presentations were given by Mr Allen Howie (Director of Marketing for the Sisters in Ferdinand, IN) on Social Media and Communication. It was a full weekend with lots of discussions. 

Proclamation Honoring the 135 years of History and Service the Benedictine Sisters gave in Pasco County, Florida

The Pasco County Commission meeting at the Dade City Courthouse honored the Benedictine Sisters by reading a proclamation highlighting the history and service of the Benedictine Sisters of Pasco County for 135 years. In additional to reading the proclamation in its entirety, the commissioners spoke about how much the Sisters meant to Dade City, Pasco County and to St. Leo University. Sr Roberta spoke after the proclamation was read and shared humourous anecdotes from the community's history. What a great honor for the Sisters!

Feast of St Scholastica Letter  2024   from Sr Lynn McKenzie - Federation President

Dear Sisters, 

Feast day greetings on this important day for our monastic congregation and for all houses of Benedictines, especially women! 

 

I just read some reviews of a yet to be published book from Liturgical Press by Carmel Posa, a Good Samaritan Benedictine Sister in Australia. The book is entitled The 'Lost' Dialogue of Gregory the Great: The Life of Scholastica.

 

Carmel's effort in this book is to recover the life and voice of St. Scholastica. You may know that Carmel is the editor of Tjurunga, the monastic journal of Australia, and is a scholar and professor.

So I expect that this is a serious work using the best of hagiographical methods.

 

The book is expected to be released by Liturgical Press in July 2024. We might look for it and perhaps plan to use it for common reading among us in our monastic congregation, seeking to deepen our understanding and appreciation of this little known woman born in Nusia, Italy together with her twin brother Benedict.

 

You might be interested in this podcast with Carmel about this important work on St Scholastica:

 

Communio Calling: Reclaiming Scholastica

 

 

May we always be women of prayer and deep love, trusting in God's providence, as was St Scholastica. With love and in communion,

Lynn, OSB

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