Entries by Amanda Hackett


Predictability. It’s a good word. The small town in which I grew up offers all of that and more. My best guess is that your small town offers the likes of this, too. When things are predictable, life offers stability, and with stability foundations are built. When foundations can be trusted then our comfort is […]

Advent Reflections

During Lent, we initiated the Weekly Lenten Reflection to give our friends the opportunity to be guided each week with a reflection from one of our sisters. We were overwhelmed with the number who signed up to receive these emails, so we have decided to do it again for Advent! By signing up for Advent […]

December Offerings at the Spirituality Center●Studium

Join the Spirituality Center●Studium at one of our December programs or retreats! Celebrating the Season of Advent It is easy to get wrapped up in shopping, writing cards, cooking, baking, decorating and gathering with family and friends during the busy days before Christmas. In her wisdom, Holy Mother Church provides us with the opportunity during […]

See You Later

My aunt, Virgie, never liked to say goodbye; she preferred to say, “See you later.” Her reason was that goodbye was too defining for her, yet the greeting “I’ll see you later” left things open, even anticipating our next encounter. I have grown to appreciate her piece of wisdom over the years. By replacing a […]

National Vocation Awareness Week

National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is “an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations” (National Religious Vocation Conference).  This year’s […]

Monastery Musings: October 2019

The October 2019 edition of Monastery Musings is now available to read. In this edition, you’ll remember the legacy of four sisters who entered eternal life this month, learn about this year’s Give to the Max campaign and be invited to add the names of your deceased loved ones to the Book of Life.

In Loving Memory: Doris (Thomasella) Steinfeldt, OSB

Sister Doris Steinfeldt entered eternal life on October 30, 2019. Although she will be dearly missed, we rejoice in her coming home to God. Read more about S. Doris’ life. Funeral Arrangements Thursday, November 7: Friends may call at Saint Scholastica Convent from 1–4:15 p.m. with a prayer service at 1 p.m. or for a Vigil […]

Doris (Thomasella) Steinfeldt, OSB

Doris (Thomasella) Steinfeldt, OSB Saint Benedict’s Monastery St. Joseph, Minn. October 18, 1925–October 30, 2019 The Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, Minn., for Sister Doris (Thomasella) Steinfeldt, who died on October 30, 2019, at Saint […]

Do You Have A Jim in Your Life?

I pray that you do…have a Jim in your life, that is. Jim was his name. Inspiration was his point. Inspire was the gear he shifted into throughout all of life. Teacher by trade, he was, and teacher is what he lived. Example setter, dad, husband, and infuser of possibilities is what his smile resonated […]

In Loving Memory: Anne (Antone) Malerich, OSB

Sister Anne Malerich entered eternal life on October 27, 2019. Her bright presence will be dearly missed, but we rejoice alongside her in her coming home to God. Read more about S. Anne’s life. Funeral Arrangements Wednesday, October 30: Friends may call at Saint Scholastica Convent from 1–4:15 p.m. with a prayer service at 1 […]