On the recent COVID-19 outbreak:

Because we have many elderly sisters, some with chronic health issues, Mount St. Scholastica is taking the following measures to prevent our sisters and employees  from becoming infected with the COVID-19 virus that is spreading throughout the world:

Effective immediately and continuing through the end of April, no visitors may come to the monastery or Dooley Center.

  • All programs at Sophia Spirituality Center have been canceled through the end of April.
  • No masses will be held at the monastery; the sisters will have a communion service on Sundays; these will not be open to the public.
  • Triduum and Easter services will not be open to the public.
  • Sisters have been asked not to travel outside the Atchison area except for medical reasons.

We are sorry to take such drastic measures, but protecting the health of our sisters is our first responsibility as a community. We want to keep our guests safe as well.  We will keep you updated on any changes to the policy.   Please pray for us, as we pray daily for you.

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