The Federation of Saint Scholastica, comprised of 20 Monasteries of Benedictine Women, was established on February 25, 1922.
The following article was written by Don Cameron Clark Jr. who wrote the book Summary Judgment. It discusses the impact Sr Lynn and the Culman community had on his life. A great read - as is the book!
Visitators: Sr. Susan Quaintance, Sr. Lynn McKenzie, and Sr. Michaela Hedican
Be part of the 100th Anniversary of the Benedictine Women’s Federation of St. Scholastica in 2022
SUPPORT OUR PRAYER SHAWL AUCTION NOVEMBER 15-22
All proceeds from the sale of these 10 beautiful shawls made with prayerful hands and loving hearts by Sister Ana Cloughly, Colorado Springs, CO, and Sister Dolores Dean, Bristow, VA, will help support the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Benedictine Women's Federation of St. Scholastica in June 2022. Titled "Benedictine Life: A Vision Unfolding," the celebration will include a public prayer and celebration, a special anniversary issue of Benedictines magazine, and a Benedictine Colloquium open to all Benedictine seekers.
SAVE THE DATE FOR BENEDICTINE COLLOQUIUM JUNE 21-24, 2022
Six speakers will present papers at a hybrid colloquium with participants both on site at Mount Saint Scholastica in Atchison, KS, and anywhere else via virtual attendance. Registrations for both options will open soon. More information at http://scholastica-celebration.org/
GUIDING VISION OF THE CENTENNIAL PLANNING COMMITTEE (established June 2018)
“Over the next four years (2018-2022) take the 17 communities of the Federation of St. Scholastica and monasticism itself to new levels of visibility in the church and the world by publicly celebrating 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.”
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Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh link to article
The Global Sisters Report features a question and answers interview with Sister Sue Fazzini about her ministry with incarcerated individuals:
The Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Benedict Monastery in Erie, Pennsylvania, on July 12, 2020, elected Sister Stephanie Schmidt as their 22nd prioress. Stephanie succeeds Sister Anne Wambach, who served the community as prioress for the last ten years. For the last ten years, Sister Stephanie has been director of initial formation.
Sister Michaela Hedican, OSB of St. Benedict Monastery (St. Joseph, Minnesota) served as the election discernment facilitator. Sister Lynn McKenzie, OSB presided at the canonical election.”
Once again the Benedictine Sisters of St. Benedict Monastery in Bristow, VA are recognized in the Prince William Living publication. The May 31, 2020 edition and article are accessible through the following link: https://princewilliamliving.com/the-benedictine-sisters-of-virginia-continue-to-give/
Federation of St. Scholastica
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