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Federation of St. Scholastica 1922 - 2022: The same call and gift of the Spirit that came to Benedict of Nursia early in the 6th century came to the women who formed the Federation of Saint Scholastica early in the 20th century. This same call and gift of the Spirit comes to us today, inspiring and animating us to respond to the gospel with the good zeal of Benedict, with listening hearts, with clarity of spiritual vision, and with hearts impelled by love. In the years leading up to our centennial celebration in 2022, we intend to publicly celebrate the vision and dedication of Benedictine women over the past 100 years while at the same time supporting current works as well as new and wider efforts to bring the peace of Christ and the justice of the gospel to today’s turbulent world.

Weekly Reflections

September 19, 2021,
Catherine Martinez, OSB, St. Joseph Monastery in Tulsa, OK

Journey into Galilee

One of the images that Mark uses to portray Jesus and his disciples in their ministry is a journey. The disciples are a group that is always on the move, always heading to the next destination. It is the travelogue of a people with a purpose and a destination.

Today’s reading (Mk 9:30-37) sends Jesus and his friends on the road again, heading away from the experience of the transfigured Christ. They are heading towards Capernaum in Galilee. So after a journey of public teaching and healing in the north, Jesus begins to travel towards the south. As they travel, ...

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Podcast Series

Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh Leadership Coaches

Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh Leadership Coaches

Three members of the Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh, co-founders of the Life and Leadership Coaching Program for Religious Women, talk about their program.

Sister Susan English has served in multiple leadership positions in her community. She is a Master Certified Coach, holds a doctorate in education and considers herself a "womb to tomb" educator.

Sister Evelyn Dettling has served in various leadership positions within her community and in ministry.

Sister Roberta Campbell is currently the community's Liturgy Director, involved in the Spiritual Spa Retreat program for women and the Chair of the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh.

Aisha Rana, Alumna

Aisha Rana, Alumna

Aisha Rana is a 2013 graduate of St. Scholastica Academy in Chicago. Although the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago closed the Academy in 2013, its influence continues as Aisha indicates as she shares values she learned that are still with her as she begins her first year as a general surgery resident at the University of Chicago.

Centennial Prayer

The same call and gift of the Spirit that came to Benedict of Nursia and his sister Scholastica early in the 6th century came to the women who formed the Federation of Saint Scholastica early in the 20th century. This same call and gift of the Spirit comes to us today, inspiring and animating us to respond to the gospel with their good zeal, with listening hearts, with clarity of spiritual vision, and with hearts impelled by love. And so we pray:

Audio recording of prayer by Sister Lynn McKenzie, OSB, President of the Federation of St. Scholastica

Loving God, we give you thanks
for our Benedictine heritage,
and for the expression of this call and gift in the
communities of the Federation of St. Scholastica.

May our celebration
of the Federation's first 100 years
strengthen us in our spiritual tradition,
deepen our capacity to listen,
widen our hearts with your love,
and sharpen our spiritual vision
that seeks to see Christ in the heart of all Creation
and at the center of our common life.

One in Christ,
may the communities of the Federation,
oblates, benefactors, and friends,
share the peace of Christ,
show the love of Christ,
and make Christ known in our world.

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