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.
Kathy McNany, OSB, Emmanuel Monastery, Baltimore
The Triduum: The Dance of Passion
Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday
When you do these things, remember me.
—1 Corinthians 11:24
Into your hands, I commit my spirit.
A Poem Prayer for Pondering:
A Cradle and a Cross
A cradle and a cross,
And between these, a life.
Bethlehem and Jerusalem...
a birth and a death.
One of “sorrows” who often wept,
One of “joys” who also kept
alive and real.
O God, today let us feel
the surge of that life,
the beauty of that love,
the power of the cross!
In Jesus’ name, we pray. AMEN
Join in the Dance Holy Week invites us each year into the dance of Passion. The word “Passion” means both ardent love and profound suffering, both of which are intimate parts of the choreography of these holy days.