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Job Opportunities!

If you are looking for a new career in positive work environment that values community, join our compassionate teams at Saint Benedict’s Monastery and Saint Scholastica Convent! We are currently hiring for the following positions: Certified Nursing Assistants As part of a dedicated and compassionate team of caregivers, nursing assistants provide direct personal care and […]

In Loving Memory: Kara Hennes, OSB

Sister Kara Hennes entered eternal life on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Saint Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud, Minn. A Prayer Vigil will take place at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 19, and a private Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Benedict’s Monastery at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, followed by burial […]

Kara (Clareen) Hennes, OSB

Kara (Clareen) Hennes, OSB Saint Benedict’s Monastery St. Joseph, Minn. February 25, 1947 – February 17, 2021 Sister Kara (Clareen) Hennes died peacefully on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Saint Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud, Minn. A private Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Benedict’s Monastery on Saturday, February 20, 2021, followed by […]

Don’t Look Back

“Do not look back,” was the command of the angels to Lot and his family as they fled Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. 19:17). There’s actually more to the story than this, but let’s grab the lead line here because we all do it. Poor Lot’s wife did, and just like that she was turned into […]

New Blog: “Don’t Look Back”

Blog Title: Don’t Look Back Author: Kathleen Kjolhaug, OblSB In the book of Genesis, we read about Lot and his family as they fled Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot’s wife, Sarah, disobeyed the command to “not look back,” and she was turned into a pillar of salt. In today’s blog, oblate Kathleen Kjolhaug reflects on how […]

Prayer in Troubled Times: Our Lenten Journey from Darkness to Light

How might we understand the pandemic in light of the meaning of Lent and Easter? How might Lent and Easter take on new meaning this year as a result of the pandemic? You are invited to join us for two 20-minute online worship services that will include spoken and sung prayers, scripture, poetry, and intercessions. There […]

Pandemic

A word has resurfaced in our vocabulary: pandemic. You may want to research what was going on in your vicinity during the pandemic of 1918. Modern medicine has progressed, and we need to follow the instructions of those who practice medicine. However, it’s the same God today as the God of 1918. Let us invoke […]

My Expertise?

I used to wonder why I always got the job of cleaning toilets! Was there something about me? My appearance? Or what? But ever since I was a kid on the farm, and though I had sisters who could have taken turns, I always got to clean the toilets. My main chore on Saturday forenoons […]

Spirituality Center●Studium Offerings: March 2021

Rainbow Support Evening Parents/allies/friends and GLBTQI persons gather to pray, share stories and support each other. Confidentiality is maintained. Free will offering accepted. Date: Thursday, March 11, 7–9 p.m. Facilitators: Myrna Ohmann and Eunice Antony, OSB All offerings through the Spirituality Center●Studium will be held virtually as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to […]