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Mission Statement:
We are called to seek God in community and to respond in ministry through sharing our spirituality and addressing the needs of the people we serve, especially the poor.

 

 

 

 

Welcome ~ Bienvenidos!

The Benedictine Sisters of Boerne are monastic women committed to community and a life of work and prayer.

Our Benedictine Spirituality is built upon timeless traditions and Gospel values that include: Peace, Community, Listening, Hospitality, Prayer, Balance, and Stewardship.

Since 1911, our work in the areas of Spirituality, Education, Health Care, Human Equality, Justice, and Peace have impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of women, men, and children in south central Texas and beyond.

We appreciate your interest in our community and in our work.

The Federation of St. Scholastica will celebrate 100 years in 2022. As a means of sharing Benedictine life as a vision unfolding, the Federation is offering a multi-featured website to share our life and values.

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Special Notice from
the Benedictine Sisters of Boerne

Monastery

“Care of the sick must rank above and before all else, so that they may truly be served as Christ, for he said: ‘I was sick and you visited me’ (Matt 25:36), and ‘What you did for one of these least brothers you did for me’ (Matt 25:40).  Let the sick on their part bear in mind that they are served out of honor for God, and let them not by their excessive demand distress on anyone who serves them.”

Rule of Benedict - Chapter 36

Benedictines hold as one of their most precious values Hospitality.  It is with deep regret and a sense of sadness that we cannot welcome visitors during this crisis.  Having prayed and discerned, we have chosen to close our Monastery to all.  We will evaluate on a weekly basis.

The following measures are currently in effect at St. Scholastica Monastery & our Boerne Ministries:

  • We are unable to receive visitors at the Monastery
  • No public Masses will be held at the Monastery
  • No Centering Prayer meetings will be held
  • All Programs at the Health and Wholeness Center and All Retreats at the Omega Retreat Center have been suspended
  • The Sisters Attic is closed and is NOT accepting any items

These actions have been taken to protect against the infection and spread of the COVID-19 virus. Thank you for your understanding.

We will keep you updated on any changes.
We pray daily for all who are experiencing this crisis.

A Moment of Silent Prayer

Each day we take a moment of silence to gather in spirit with the whole world who is suffering because of this virus.  Please join us in this moment of silent prayer each day.

O Divine Healer,

We offer our prayers for those infected with this virus. We pray for their healing. May they be shown mercy and compassion as they heal. Help them feel your loving presence surrounding them as they struggle. Divine healer eradicate this virus from their bodies and bring them back to wholeness. Provide the medical care they need, provide each of them with loving and caring staff. Provide them with the mental, physical and spiritual healing that each needs.

We pray for the medical staffs, care givers, custodians, suppliers, administrators of hospitals and nursing homes, all that are working overtime to help all victims of this disease. Give them strength in body and mind to do their work and keep them safe. Help them to feel your presence with them. Keep their families safe as they return home. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Daily Intercessions

For civic leaders, medical personnel and others coordinating a response to the Coronavirus, may God give them wisdom and strength, let us pray to the Lord.

For those infected with or recovering from the Coronavirus, may Jesus, the Divine Physician, offer them hope and healing, let us pray to the Lord.

For those who have died from the Coronavirus, may they know the peace and joy of God’s love through all eternity, let us pray to the Lord.