Entries by Amanda Hackett

New Blog: “Praying Attention”

Blog Title: Praying Attention Author: Kathleen Kjolhaug, OblSB There are many treasures you can find among the small shops on an old main street in a small town. In today’s blog, Oblate Kathleen Kjolhaug details the treasures she found, both in front of and behind the counter, in one special shop. Check our website every […]

Praying Attention

“It came upon a midnight clear…the glorious songs of old.” I’ve heard it sung…but watched it play out as it rang out so near and dear. Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived in a small town. Her mama loved Christmas and because her mama loved it, of course the little […]

Whitby Gift Shop Reopening

After a short closing for Christmas break, Whitby Gift Shop will reopen and resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 21. The Haehn Museum will open its new exhibit in April. Details will be announced at a later date.

A Different Kind of Christmas

A question that continues to pursue me is: How do we resist the seductions of a culture that invites us to define ourselves by what we consume? I was amazed by a young 13-year-old who gave me a partial answer! Before Christmas, a mother said to me: “It’s so hard these days to satisfy children […]

New Blog: “A Different Kind of Christmas”

Blog Title: A Different Kind of Christmas Author: Renée Domeier, OSB How do we resist the seductions of a culture that invites us to define ourselves by what we consume? After inviting us to ponder this question, Sister Renée Domeier shares an answer she received…from a 13-year-old girl! Check our website every Tuesday and Thursday to […]

Job Opportunities!

Are you looking for a career that allows you to work in a positive work environment and make a difference? 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 caregivers, nursing assistants provide direct personal […]

Matron Saint

I had never thought of it before. I was speaking to an oblate and they mentioned their patron saint was Gertrude of Helfta. The idea of one’s own patron saint had appeal. Of course I’d heard of patron saints, but one of my very own seemed a far reach, until I began thinking and praying […]

Pro-Life It

As we begin the new year, 2020, I am reminded of a conversation I had last summer. During the conversation, the topic of pro-life became very important. As the conversation deepened, I was hearing myself articulate, “Pro-Life is an everyday occurrence, if we believe it goes beyond the medical field.” I really believe pro-life is […]

Girls, God and Good Times (3G) Camp Registration Open!

Registration for Girls, God and Good Times (3G) Camp is now open! 3G Camp is a Catholic, Benedictine camp for girls in grades 4–12. At this camp, your daughter will learn about the lives and history of the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict, live in dorms on the College of Saint Benedict campus, […]

Refugee Resettlement Letter to County Commissioner

In Executive Order 13888, President Trump requires that state and local officials provide public written consent prior to the resettlement of refugees in any given area. Saint Benedict’s Monastery, a member of the Benedictines for Peace and Justice, recently sent a letter to County Commissioner Joe Perske asking for support for the resettlement of refugees […]