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.
Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 17, 2021
Susan Doubet, OSB, Benedictine Sisters of Erie, PA
If you could hear what was going on in our dining room this week you’d hear rather unusual greetings being passed around: “Happy feria days,” “Ah, we’re back to ordinary time,” or “Wasn’t it nice to have nothing special at Morning Prayer!” This is the way a follower of the liturgical year welcomes in Ordinary Time! Those glorious ordinary days—a break from weeks of celebration, hoopla and special events—in both the civic and church year. It is time to “be,” to get back to the everyday, the humdrum, the routine, which holds its own great holiness, surely as much as the major feasts and seasons do.