The Federation of Saint Scholastica, comprised of 20 Monasteries of Benedictine Women, was established on February 25, 1922.
As the Benedictine abbots gathered in Rome to elect a new Abbot Primate, the Benedictine Sisters and Nuns attending the Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum (CIB) were invited observers. Pope Francis greeted the gathering on September 8th but also chose to greet the participats individually. Sister Lynn Marie comments about the experience on her Facebook posting:"This is the highlight of my meetings in Rome!...The Holy Father is everything you have heard about him: Joy-filled, kind, humble, a lovely man."
The Benedictine Sisters of Florida re-elected Sister Roberta Baily as prioress the weekend of May 20-22, 2016. The Discernment Facilitator was Sister Bernadine Reyes, the prioress of St. Scholastica Monastery in Boerne, TX. Sister Lynn Marie McKenzie, President of the Federation of St. Scholastica, presided over the Canonical Election ritual.
Pittsburgh Benedictine Sisters Sue Fazzini and Audrey Quinn are acknowledges for their generous service to Greene County, PA through the Heart and Sole Shoe Drive, a ministry that has donated over 5,000 pairs of shoes since 1999. To learn more about this amazing ministry and these outstanding Sisters, follow this link.
Federation of St. Scholastica
916 Convent Rd NE,
Cullman, AL 35055