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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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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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All Saints Day and All Souls Day

On November 1 and 2 and throughout the month of November we will remember and celebrate the lives of those who have gone before us. “The Souls of the just are in the hand of God and no torment shall…

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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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St. Scholastica Monastery

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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