Entries by Amanda Hackett

Sister Bridgette Powers Renews Monastic Profession

Sister Bridgette Powers will renew her monastic profession during our Word and Communion Service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, the Feast of St. Benedict. She made first monastic profession on July 11, 2017. You are invited to join us virtually for this service via livestream. You can tune in below or visit the […]

New Blog: “If It’s Not About Love”

Blog Title: If It’s Not About Love Author: Charles Preble, OblSB If it is not about love, it’s not about God! In today’s blog, oblate Charles Preble discusses reading the gospel with the intention of looking for love. Check our website every Tuesday and Thursday to read new blogs written by sisters, oblates and other […]

If It’s Not About Love

If it is not about love, it’s not about God. Lately I’ve come upon something in reading the Bible that has revolutionized my way of doing that deep reading we call lectio divina. It is so very simple that I am astounded I did not do it before. Primarily in the Gospels, when I sit […]

New Blog: “Faith is Alive”

Blog Title: Faith is Alive Author: Lisa Rose, OSB Have you ever been overwhelmed with inspiration while watching someone else freely share their love of the Lord? In today’s blog, Sister Lisa Rose describes her inspiring experience at a youth rally. Check our website every Tuesday and Thursday to read new blogs written by sisters, […]

Faith is Alive

I attended a youth rally earlier this year with some friends. The experience was powerful, to say the least. The songs that were part of the rally were new to me, so I appreciated the projected words on the screen in front of me as I joined in the singing. The youth, along with the […]

Job Opportunities!

Are you looking for a career that allows you to work in a positive work environment, make a difference and put your talents to good use? Join our compassionate teams at Saint Benedict’s Monastery and Saint Scholastica Convent! We are currently hiring for: Certified Nursing Assistants As part of a dedicated and compassionate team of […]

Summer Wasn’t Canceled

“Summer is canceled,” the headline said. The article mentioned festivals and events, large and small, that would be called off for at least a year because of COVID-19. The tone of the article was gloomy, evoking disappointment, fear of boredom and a feeling of deprivation. Canceled? Really? Summer in my yard began with rhubarb, followed […]

Monastery Musings: June 2020

The June 2020 edition of Monastery Musings is available to read. In this edition, you will celebrate the life of Sister Mary Jane Slaney, read about some of the ways we are adapting our current ministries to work in these pandemic times and learn more about our virtual Gratitude Week, which will take place in […]

In Memory of George Floyd

IN MEMORY OF GEORGE FLOYD (1973–2020) The black, the brown the poor, especially the poor unheard persons of the past centuries from the hot cotton fields to northern bigotry are crying to be heard, crying to breathe, they say, to be heard and understood what it is like to be afraid ALL the time. Tired […]


“Yes, there you are!” From the time I was 14 until I left Saint Benedict’s, I would rush out behind Town School to find a lone hollyhock growing through the gravel and tar each summer. Amazing! Never a boring miracle, this flower was almost my height. A different color sang out each summer as the […]