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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.

Weekly Reflections

December 16-22, 2018
Kathy McNany, OSB, Emmanuel Monastery, Baltimore

Mary was engaged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together,
while she was still a virgin, she become pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Joseph was a good man, and did not want to disgrace her publicly,
so he decided to break the engagement quietly.
As he considered this the angel of the Lord came to him in a dream.
“Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife.
For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit.”
—Matthew 1: 18-20

Reflection: The Power of the Dream
A man discovers the woman he loves is pregnant…a man in a culture that gives him the right not only to dissolve their bonds of betrothal through divorce, but who also has the right to call for her to be stoned in order to save his honor as a man! The story from this perspective is quite different. This could be a story of patriarchal justice and manly pride. But it isn’t….
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Podcast Series

Sister Veronica Sokolosky

Sister Veronica Sokolosky

Sister Veronica Sokolosky belongs to St. Joseph Monastery in Tulsa, Ok. She speaks with us about her experience as a delegate to the Renewal Chapter of 1964, a time when members of religious communities worked collaboratively to implement the directives of Vatican II. She shares her personal experiences with the Chapter experience, her thoughts on how monastic life has shaped her and what gifts it has to offer future generations.

Sister Patricia Anne Driscoll

Sister Patricia Anne Driscoll

Sister Patricia Anne Driscoll, a Benedictine Sister of Bristow, VA, speaks about her experience as a delegate to the Renewal Chapter of 1964. Renewal was an intense time when members of religious communities worked collaboratively to implement the directives of the Vatican II document, Perfectae Caritatis, the Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life.

Centennial Prayer

Gracious God,
The same call and gift of the Spirit
that came to Benedict of Nursia in the 5th century,
to Benedicta Riepp in the 19th century,
and to the women who envisioned and formed
the Federation of Saint Scholastica
in the early 20th century, comes to us today.

This same call and gift inspires and animates
Benedictine women, Benedictine oblates, and countless others
to listen with the ear of their hearts and to respond to
the gospel call with the good zeal of St. Benedict.

May the Centennial celebration of
the Federation of Saint Scholastica
strengthen us in our zeal.

May our capacity to listen to Your voice deepen,
especially as it is heard in the pilgrim and the stranger.

May our celebration inspire and
animate others as we share the story
of your Spirit at work in the world
through the Benedictine way of life.

Through Christ our Lord, present in our midst.
Amen

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