Liturgy of the Hours

On the recent COVID-19 outbreak:


July 9 Update:

As the death toll from COVID-19 in our country rises above 130,000, we  offer our sympathy and prayers to all those who have lost loved ones to this deadly virus.  We pray for all those who have died and continue to pray for those on the frontlines fighting this disease, especially medical personnel and researchers seeking to find a vaccine against it.

We all remain well, and none of our sisters have contracted COVID-19.  We continue to implement the practices we have listed below.

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 July, no visitors may come to the monastery or Dooley Center.

  • All programs at Sophia Spirituality Center have been canceled through the end of July.
  • No masses will be held at the monastery  for the present; the sisters will have a communion service on Sundays; these will not be open to the public.  We will notify you when this changes.
  • 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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Morning Prayer

Monday-Friday | 6:30 a.m.

Saturday-Sunday | 8:45 a.m.

Evening Prayer

Monday-Friday | 5:30 p.m.

Saturday | 6:30 p.m.

Sunday | 5:00 p.m.


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. 

Featured News:

We received this lovely video put together by Benedictine College students and sent to us by Anne Duchesne, who is a senior. We loved it and hope you are all staying healthy! Please know you are all in our prayers.