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.
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, ...