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.
Third Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 24, 2021
Susan Doubet, OSB, Benedictine Sisters of Erie, PA
The holiday decorations with a display of lit candy canes on one house and Christmas lights on neighboring row houses were still up in early January, which gave a surrealness to the twilight gathering in the winter cold and snow. Nearly 75 people braved the elements and the sadness of yet another Take Back the Site for Nonviolence prayer vigil, held in the streets of Erie, at the site of each homicide that occurs in the city.