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Atchison spiritual formation opportunities start in September
If you're in Atchison on Thursdays, you might want to stop by Mount St. Scholastica for a pair of spiritual formation programs led by Sisters Gabrielle Kocour and Sheila Carroll. One focuses on contemplative prayer; the other on lectio divina. Read more.

Catholic Relief Services CEO speaks Sept. 20
Carolyn Y. Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, will speak at Benedictine College Sept. 20 as part of the Fellin Lecture Series sponsored by Mount St. Scholastica. Read more.

New directors named for Mount Ministries
Sister Carol Ann Petersen has been named director of the Sophia Center and Sister Bridget Dickason has been named director of the Keeler Women's Center. Read more 

Sisters celebrate monastic anniversaries
Five Benedictine sisters from Mount St. Scholastica celebrated their 50th anniversaries, and one celebrated her 25th anniversary in July. Read more. 

Benedictine students study stained glass story
Students from Benedictine College studied the history and significance of the stained glass windows in our Choir Chapel for a "Discovery Day" project. Read more

Meet Sister Molly: Teacher, storyteller
Sister Molly Brockwell is one of four sisters who celebrated a silver jubilee last summer. She's a teacher, a storyteller and, most recently, a student. Learn more about her.

Jail ministry puts Gospel into action
Sister Maria Larkin takes seriously the Gospel mandate to visit those who are in prison. Every week, she makes her way to the Atchison County Jail to visit the inmates incarcerated there. Read her story.  

Lenten challenge exceeds expectations
When Sister Barbara Smith challenged students at St. Benedict Catholic School in Atchison to save money to benefit the Water With Blessings charity, she had no idea just how generous the students would be. Read the story. 

Lenten reflection: The road not taken
At each of the vigils of the Sundays of Lent, one of our sisters give a reflection based on the scripture readings for evening praise that night. Sister Genevieve Robinson considered unfulfilled expectations and the road not taken in her reflection for the Vigil of Palm Sunday. Read her reflection. 

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The Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica are women rooted in the Benedictine charism who seek God and share our living tradition. We are a community of 135 women called by our monastic profession to a balanced life of community, prayer, and ministry. Our ministry flows out of monastic living and focuses on empowering women. Our hunger and thirst for justice and peace focuses on works of charity as we respond to the root causes of injustice.

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