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A Time of Expectant Hope!

Second Sunday of Advent December 6, 2020 Isaiah 40:1-5,9-11;  2 Peter 3:8-14;  Mark 1:1-8 As I read Isaiah, “Comfort, give comfort to my people. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. A voice cries out: prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight…

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First Sunday of Advent--A Reflection by Sister Frances Briseno, OSB


Advent is a time of pregnant hope and anticipation. A time of waiting, a time of expectant hope, a time of joy! A time to remember and birth anew the love, compassion, mercy, forgiveness, healing that our savior brought into…

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Advent 2020

Reflection by Sister Susan Mika, OSB First Sunday of Advent 2020 Normally, we speak about Advent as a time of “waiting” as we approach the Christmas season. We wait and pray and prepare ourselves as we ponder that God sent…

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Day of the Dead

Celebrating All Souls Day by Sister Frances Briseño The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink…

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Reflection for November 2020

The Mass readings for November are leading up to the Lord’s coming as we prepare for the Advent season, the season of hope. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus begins with the Beatitudes. We can all be blessed if we hunger and…

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The Choices We Make

Reflection by Sister Sylvia Ahr, OSB October 2020 Regarding the parable and the tenants who did not produce any fruit from the vineyard they tended, the question for us is “Where will be when God calls us?” Will we be…

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Prayer for Peace on Election Day

The Benedictine Sisters are one of more than 175 congregations of women religious who will be praying for peace for 24 hours on Election Day, November 3, 2020. We invite our Oblates and ALL to join us to pray throughout…

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Prayer for this Election Year

God of all, in this year of election, in these days of discernment, IGNITE us with the fire of your love. ENFLAME our hearts with courage to embrace dialogue that transforms and truth that frees. KINDLE our love with kindness…

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Black Lives Matter demonstration

Standing for Racial Equality

The Benedictine Sisters of Boerne, TX, stand in solidarity with the movement of Black Lives Matter. We believe God created all people equal in God’s own image and likeness. Every human being is sacred in God’s eyes and thus we…

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Monastic Congregation of St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica Monastery in Boerne, Texas is one of 17 Monasteries of Benedictine Women that comprise the Monastic Congregation of St. Scholastica. Established on February 25, 1922 (and formerly called the Federation of St. Scholastica), the group provides autonomous Monasteries…

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