On Racism

We the Benedictine Sisters of Atchison, Kansas, are called to be faithful to the Gospel and the Rule of St. Benedict. Therefore we are compelled to join LCWR in their statement on racism.

You won't want to miss this!

Sophia Spirituality Center is hosting a Cosmic Organ Recital in Mount St. Scholastica Chapel on Saturday, August 19, 2:15 p.m. This will be a part of our Cosmos Retreat but we invite the public to join us for this special event. Four organists will play sacred and secular music celebrating the solar eclipse event. Organists are S. Claudette Schiratti, RSM, S. Susan Barber, OSB, Dr. Lara West and Dr. Ruth Krusemark. Dr. Krusemark is performing an original piece, To Perseus: Fantasy for Organ. Some audience participation will be encouraged. Open to the public at no charge. Call 913.360.6173 to reserve a spot.

Golden Jubilee

Congratulations to our 2017 Golden Jubilarians! Read Sister Esther's Jubilee Homily.


After prayerful deliberation, the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas, have elected Sister Esther Fangman as the twelfth prioress in their 153-year history. Sister Esther is a native of Seneca, Kansas. With a doctorate in counseling, she currently serves clients in the Kansas City area. She was also president of the Federation of St. Scholastica from 1998 to 2010. She will begin her six-year term of leadership with a Mass and installation ceremony on Sunday, July 9. Click here for more information about our elections.

Harrison Award

Congratulations to our amazing Dooley Center staff for receiving the 2016 Harrison award! Read more.

Be Extraordinary

Think you're being called to religious life? Visit our new vocation site for FAQs, calendar of events, and much more! 

Social Justice Statements

The Conference of Benedictine Prioresses approved the following social justice statements in February 2017. Topics included immigration, human trafficking, gun violence and racism. 

Read Social Justice Statements.

Danger and Opportunity 

Be sure to read this week's "View from the Mount" on the importance of failure!

Click here for the full article. 


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