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Federation of St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica Monastery in Boerne, Texas is one of 17 Monasteries of Benedictine Women that comprise the Federation of St. Scholastica. Established on February 25, 1922, the Federation provides autonomous Monasteries with a great deal of support. Elected leaders promote unity among members,…

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Discerning During the Pandemic

On behalf of all of the Sisters, I pray you and your families are well! As we do our best to faithfully keep in touch, I want to share with you a Reflection from LCWR. It invites us all to…

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5th Anniversary of Laudato Si’

This week is the 5TH anniversary of Laudato Si', and it begins a yearlong celebration of "Laudato Si', on care for Our Common Home." In early March, Francis invited the world's 1.2 billion Catholics to take part in Laudato Si'…

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Summer 2020

"Being Benedictine ... In a Broken World" To be a Benedictine in any century and in any crisis is to be a person who listens deeply to her heart and to what is happening around her. St. Benedict makes this…

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Hospitality in the time of COVID-19

“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…

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Winter 2019 – 2020

"A Time of Rebirthing - A 100 years in Texas" It is with deep gratitude to God that the Benedictine Sisters celebrate 100 years of service in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Our journey began on the Isle of Pines…

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Winter 2018 – 2019

"A Mission Beyond Borders" Sister Ursula Herrera, OSB has been a nurse for 45 years. She worked most of those years with the Maverick County Hospital District in Eagle Pass, TX. On October 23rd, she retired from her position as…

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Summer 2018

"Finding Ourselves in a Spirit Soaked Zone" I am both humbled and honored to have been elected Prioress at this moment in the history of my community and religious life. One of my favorite scriptures is Jeremiah 29: 11-14 where…

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Winter 2017-2018

"Omega - Paul's Perspective" His name is Paul. In the evenings he sometimes relaxes on a bench outside the Omega Retreat Center office. I once asked him if he would like to move to a quieter location with a better…

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Winter 2016-2017

"Counting Our Blessings" Nineteen months ago, on a rainy Saturday afternoon, we held our Ground Breaking Ceremony for our new St. Scholastica Monastery. Fast forward, to the week of September 26, 2016, when we began moving into our new home. Then,…

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