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.
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Marcia Ziska, OSB, Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, KS
How can I have the same attitude that is in Christ Jesus? Since my monastic entrance anniversary was earlier this month, I thought of what my response was then. I was full of zeal, enthusiasm and a bit idealistic. So I was up for embracing wholeheartedly the challenge to be like Christ Jesus. However, my interior self would have been thinking, “impossible, no way!" or, “I will fake it until I make it!”