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.
Marcia Ziska, OSB, Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, KS
As we celebrate a Thanksgiving unlike any we've ever known, we are also preparing to move into the season of Advent.
This year Advent, with its wreath of evergreen and four candles, will arrive in the midst of a world navigating a pandemic that has left many hearts burdened. Too many families face Thanksgiving and the coming holiday season with sorrow and dread. Thousands of families have lost loved ones from Covid-19, many people are without work, some among us suffer from depression or loneliness. Still others have aching hearts due to lack of touch, a hug, or seeing family members.