Entries by Amanda Motz

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated each year from January 18 – January 25, encourages Christians to come together and pray for their unity. This year’s theme is “Justice, Only Justice, You Shall Pursue.” Please join us in prayer this coming week. Find more resources on the World Council of Churches website.

Art and Heritage Place Reopening

The Art and Heritage Place will reopen and resume normal hours next Tuesday, January 22. Come check out gorgeous needlework in the Haehn Museum’s exhibit titled “It’s All God’s Work” and stop in Whitby Gift Shop to shop and see some of our newest items for sale, including artwork from Sister Thomas Carey. For more […]

New Blog: “Beyond Comprehension”

Blog Title: Beyond Comprehension Author: Janet Thielges, OSB This poem by Sister Janet Thielges reflects on God’s love for us, a love that is truly “beyond comprehension.” Check back every Tuesday and Thursday to read new blogs written by sisters, oblates and other monastery friends.

Beyond Comprehension

I always said That I would never get over it. Such love! To think that God would become human And even die on the cross for us. How utterly profound! How wrenching, too, when humans suffer crucifixion Hundreds, adults, children. Not in God’s plan. So tangible It makes me visualize What God has done for […]

New Blog: “Toward A Hopeful Future”

Blog Title: Toward A Hopeful Future Author: Mary Rachel Kuebelbeck, OSB A quote from Anita Roddick tells us that “you can’t change the world from the rearview mirror,” but “Toward A Hopeful Future” asserts that there is an advantage to having a rearview mirror that allows us to recognize our “teachable hearts” and become our […]

Toward A Hopeful Future

It’s this time of year, when we recognize that something is ending and something new is happening. In this time-space, it’s possible to more clearly recognize what hope is all about. If it’s true that “you can’t change the world from the rearview mirror” (Anita Roddick), then what will it take for us to invite […]

The Value Tree

Sister Ardella Kvamme now looks at a new scene outside her office at Saint Scholastica Convent. However, it’s not outside her window, but outside her door in the hallway! A mural has been painted by our wellness director, Kayla Gustin. The scene is a beautiful tree that goes from floor to ceiling and has branches […]

New Blog: “The Value Tree”

Blog Title: The Value Tree Author: Janelle Sietsema, OSB At Saint Scholastica Convent, a beautiful mural of a tree was painted by our wellness director, Kayla Gustin. The tree is meant to serve as a visible way to further our mission where we live and share our Benedictine values with those we work with. Check […]

Sisters Featured in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Sisters Bernadette, Jane and Helen Weber were featured in an article published by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine titled “Why a Group of Nuns are Participating in Alzheimer’s Research.” In the article, they discuss their involvement in the Religious Orders Study, a “longitudinal Alzheimer’s and dementia research project.”

New Blog: “Artists at Work”

Blog Title: Artists at Work Author: Renée Domeier, OSB You may not consider yourself an artist, but this blog will acknowledge that there is an artist within EACH of us. Check back every Tuesday and Thursday to read new blogs written by sisters, oblates and other monastery friends.