The Federation of Saint Scholastica, comprised of 17 Monasteries of
Benedictine Women, was established on February 25, 1922.

2022 Election and Visitation Schedule


     Baltimore, MD     May 12-15
     Bristow, VA           October 6-9
     Cullman, AL         November 10-13
     Glendora, CA       February
     Covington, KY     April 21-24
     Newark, DE         May 6-8
     Lisle, IL                December 1-4

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Federation of St. Scholastica General Chapter

to be held at Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas.

June 15-21, 2022

Federation of St. Scholastica Centennial Benedictine Colloquium

to be held at Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas.

June 21-24, 2022

Sister Bernadine Reyes elected Prioress of Boerne, TX

On November 21, 2021, the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery in Boerne, Texas elected Sister Bernadine Reyes, OSB as our Prioress. Sister Bernadine, who held the position of Prioress from 2001-2018, succeeds Sister Frances Briseño, OSB who suffered a stroke in March 2021.
For the past two years, Sister Bernadine has served as Director of Ministries and as a member of the Sisters’ Formation Team. She currently serves on the Sam’s Kids Board in Boerne.
Sister Sylvia Ahr, OSB, who was appointed the community’s Administrator in April 2021, will remain Administrator until Sister Bernadine is officially installed as Prioress in early 2022.
Sister Elaine Fischer, OSB of Mt. St. Scholastica Monastery in Atchison, Kansas served as the election discernment facilitator. Sister Lynn McKenzie, OSB of the Benedictine Sisters of Cullman, Alabama and President of the Federation of St. Scholastica presided at the canonical election.

Pre-chapter memories

Here are few screenshots taken during the Pre-chapter sessions.

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