As a Sister
|“Let us then at last arise, since the Scripture arouses us saying: ‘It is now time for us to rise from sleep.’ And let us open our eyes to the deifying light; let us attune our ears to what the divine voice admonishes us, daily crying out, ‘Today, if you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts.’”—Holy Rule of St. Benedict
How to Join Our Community
Welcome to this special section of our website which we hope provides answers to some of the questions you may have about how to become a Benedictine Sister at St. Scholastica Monastery.
We are a monastic Community of Benedictine women whose lives are centered around the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours. Through prayer and though our ministries we are committed to helping create a more just and compassionate world.
We live a contemplative/active life, grounded in liturgical and personal prayer, in lectio divina (sacred reading), with time for silence and solitude. We strive for a balanced life of prayer, work, study, and leisure. Through our shared life in Community we encourage each other to develop our individual talents, and we rejoice in the sharing of these gifts through our variety of ministries.
Could this be the place and the life to which God is calling you?
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Sister Edith Bogue “If I were to say something to a person just beginning the vocation journey….”
In this “Join Us” section we’ll include information that may be found more fully developed elsewhere on our web site, such as “Ministries” and “the Rule of St. Benedict.” We hope you’ll visit those sections to learn more about Benedictine life at St. Scholastica Monastery. We hope you find your way to our Monastery, if this is God’s will for you. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us–via email, snail mail, telephone, or by visiting us here in Duluth. Let us know if you’d like a copy of our film “Sing a New Song” (DVD or VHS). We will hold you in prayer as you discern God’s will for you.