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Prayer in Troubled times: A Plea for Dignity and Justice for All

You are invited to join us for a free series of virtual Evening Prayer services, praying for the needs of the church and world in these troubled times. This second prayer service focuses on praying for racial inequalities and pleading for dignity and justice for all God’s people. The service includes readings, prayers and songs. […]

Ruminating on Repetition

“Right now, this seems to be a period of time when we’re almost caught in this sense of repetition, each day not knowing where we’re going. There’s not the sense of forward momentum in our lives,” concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein said recently, speaking with an NPR reporter about her new album, “A Character of Quiet.” […]

New Blog: “Ruminating on Repetition”

Blog Title: Ruminating on Repetition Author: Tracy Rittmueller, OblSB The sisters of Saint Benedict’s Monastery pray Liturgy of the Hours three times a day, repeating the same sequence every three weeks. In today’s blog, oblate Tracy Rittmueller reflects on how repetition is truly all about change and transformation. Check our website every Tuesday and Thursday […]

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 […]

Prayer in Troubled Times: A Lament for the Coronavirus Pandemic

You are invited to join us for a free series of virtual Evening Prayer services, praying for the needs of the church and world in these troubled times. This first prayer service focuses on praying for the pandemic and includes readings, prayers and songs. The service will be published on our YouTube channel at 7 […]

We’ve Only Just Begun

We’ve Only Just Begun – Song by Roger Nichols As September begins, I, and many Benedictines begin worldwide, our rereading of the Rule of Benedict. I’ve been reading the Rule for 66 years, at least. If I was faithful, this would mean I’ve read it and reread it about 200 times. I’ve read books and […]

October Events at the Spirituality Center●Studium

Prayer in Troubled Times You are invited to join us for a free series of virtual Evening Prayer services, praying for the needs of the church and world in these troubled times. The series will focus on all who are suffering as a result of the coronavirus, racial inequities and the fragility of our planet […]

Walking With God in a Fragile World

“Walking with God in a Fragile World” It’s the title of the book I’m reading. Great title… But it’s that “ing” word that catches me! No doubt: We ARE in a fragile world though the word “world” is too global a concept for me. “World” is big, over THERE where planes, drones, guns, bloodshed, deceit, […]

The Rose and the Gardener

She arrived on Mother’s Day, a miniature rose bush in a pot wrapped in floral paper. I regarded her as a house plant and watched five little buds turn into pink flowers. When the flowers dried up, I snipped them off and decided to try my luck planting her in the ground in the backyard, […]

Faith and Fun

When I was invited to be part of an evening of prayer followed by a social event with youth, I eagerly said “Yes.” I was energized by their spirit and presence to one another. After the formal faith formation part of the evening, which included the sharing of a sister’s vocation story, many youth and […]