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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

Week of February 23, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Christine Ereiser, OSB, St Joseph Monastery, Tulsa, OK

https://images.app.goo.gl/LApG8hsNsKSWSSYGAThe Lord is kind and merciful. 
—Psalm 103
Listen to Psalm 103

Here we are, speeding down the spiritual superhighway to the season of Lent.

Not my favorite time of the liturgical year, all somber and solemn.

But, in a few days, we will receive ashes on our heads, be reminded of our mortal end, fast and abstain, and ponder how we might become more earnest in “the usual measure of our service” this season.

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Podcast Series

Susan Mika, OSB

Susan Mika, OSB

Susan Mika, OSB, a Benedictine Sister of Boerne, TX,  is the director of the Benedictine Coalition for Responsible Investment (CRI) where she speaks to corporations about their practices, attends shareholder meetings and files shareholder resolutions urging companies to adopt more just policies. She also assists in documenting what is happening with current U.S. immigration policies as part of the Interfaith Welcome Coalition (IWC) in San Antonio. Sister Susan has served in monastery leadership and on the board of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), based in New York. She has long been a voice for peace and justice in the San Antonio area.

Valerie Luckey, OSB

Valerie Luckey, OSB

Valerie Luckey, OSB, is a third-year Scholastic in the Erie Benedictine community. Prior to entering the community, Valerie was a member of the first cohort of the Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph's University, where she started teaching fourth grade in Philadelphia, a position she held for five years. After completing the novitiate, she joined the staff of St. Benedict Child Development Center. She recently changed ministries and is now working at Emmaus Ministries, a community outreach to the poor. You can follow Valerie's reflections on her blog, Walking in the Holy Presence.

Centennial Prayer

The same call and gift of the Spirit that came to Benedict of Nursia and his sister Scholastica 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 their good zeal, with listening hearts, with clarity of spiritual vision, and with hearts impelled by love. And so we pray:

Audio recording of prayer by Sister Lynn McKenzie, OSB, President of the Federation of St. Scholastica

Loving God, we give you thanks
for our Benedictine heritage,
and for the expression of this call and gift in the
communities of the Federation of St. Scholastica.

May our celebration
of the Federation's first 100 years
strengthen us in our spiritual tradition,
deepen our capacity to listen,
widen our hearts with your love,
and sharpen our spiritual vision
that seeks to see Christ in the heart of all Creation
and at the center of our common life.

One in Christ,
may the communities of the Federation,
oblates, benefactors, and friends,
share the peace of Christ,
show the love of Christ,
and make Christ known in our world.

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