Statement in Response to Supreme Court Judgment

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision on June 24, 2022, reversing Roe v. Wade, the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica affirm the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church that all life is sacred, from conception to natural death.

We also recognize this ruling presents challenges to the Church itself, as so aptly stated by San Diego Cardinal-designate Robert McElroy: “It demands we do everything we can to support families, to provide access to quality healthcare, affordable housing, good jobs and decent housing.”

Archbishop Paul D. Etienne, along with the other bishops serving in Washington State, echoed this view: “This conviction compels us to seek justice and advocate for the vulnerable, the voiceless, and the afflicted. Upholding the dignity of every human person drives us to care for the poor, to welcome immigrants, to seek racial and social justice, and to oppose abortion.”

The Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica are especially cognizant of the fear and uncertainty this ruling will have on women who are or will become pregnant in the future. We are all called to give compassion, comfort, and financial assistance to those blessed with giving life, while others may avoid the need. We take it as our responsibility to help these women obtain proper healthcare, as well as food, shelter and other necessities, prior to childbirth and as they care for their family.

The Sisters will pray, as well, for those impacted by this ruling as we continue to serve all those in need and welcome all as Christ.

Sunday Mass 

The Sisters welcome guests for the 10:15 Sunday Mass, held in the monastery choir chapel.  Those attending must be fully vaccinated. Please enter through St. Cecilia’s.

The Sisters pray for the intentions of family, friends, donors and the world during Morning and Evening Prayer and throughout the day. We encourage you to continue sending us your prayer requests via our Prayer page.


Our vision is a future of hope created by living the Rule of St. Benedict as we respond to the needs of the times.


Our mission is to seek God through community life, prayer, ministry, and care for all creation. 

News Bits and Pieces

August is the month honoring the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Sister Barbara Smith is featured in a “Where Are They Now?” article in her hometown paper, The Edwardsville Intelligencer.
Sisters Elizabeth Carrillo and Mary Teresa Morris are featured in the latest issue of Vision magazine, promoting ministries in the sciences (scroll to the bottom of the web page to find their story)!
The Night of Dreams is coming – November 13! Donate now, or purchase drawing tickets for a chance to win one of six cash prizes!
Read the latest “A View from the Mount” column in the Atchison Globe (8/12/22).