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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!

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Be Extraordinary

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

Marching for Life

The last few weeks have given us cause for much soul-searching. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Pope Francis, the Leadership of Conference of Women Religious, religious leaders of other faiths, as well as individual parish and faith communities, ask us to be models of unity and love, not hate...Read more.

View from the Mount

Editor's note: Sisters from Mount St. Scholastica write a weekly column titled "View from the Mount" in our hometown newspaper, the Atchison Globe. this column appeared in the Jan. 19 edition of the Globe. Click here to read the full article.

World Peace Prayer

"Benedictines for Peace invite you to join people around the world in praying and reflecting on the World Peace Prayer." Click here for prayer and full explanation.

From the Prioress: Day of Prayer

This election season has been the most tumultuous in my memory. Growing up in Washington, D.C., I thought I had seen it all...Read more.

12 Days of Christmas

Click the link to view the 12 Days of Christmas video!

Sister Maria Nguyen receives Donaghey Award
The Divine Word College Board of Trustees honored Sister Maria Nguyen with the 2016 Donaghey Award for Outstanding Service at a special Mass on Sunday, Sept. 25. Read more.  

Meet Sister Linda Herndon
Sister Linda Herndon uses her Benedictine values a associate academic dean and registrar at Benedictine College. Get to know her.  

Blessings go both ways for volunteer, spiritual directee
Mininder Kaur first came to the Mount for spiritual direction, but then found peace and acceptance as a volunteer, too. Read her story

Meet Jennifer Halling, our new postulant
On Aug. 5, we welcomed Jennifer Halling to the community as a postulant. Read about her and see photos from the evening

Read our 'View from the Mount' columns in the Atchison Globe
Every week, one of the sisters from Mount St. Scholastica writes the "View from the Mount" column that appears in the Atchison Globe, our hometown newspaper. Read the columns

Sister Anne reflects on 2016 jubilarians
Sister Anne Shepard tells how three golden jubilarians live out the call to mercy. Read her homily from the Jubilee Mass on July 10

'Mountie' returns for 75th class reunion
It takes a special someone to be on hand for her 75th class reunion, and for Mount St. Scholastica College, that someone is Mary Ann Schwab. Read about her return to the Mount. 

Twelve complete spiritual director training
A group of 12 women graduated from the three-year Souljourners spiritual director training program sponsored by the Sophia Center in June. Read more

Mount employees honored for service at annual picnic
A total of 13 Mount St. Scholastica and Dooley Center employees were honored for their years of service at the annual employee picnic. See who they were at the link.

October 'Year of Mercy' petition focuses on poverty
Each month during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica remember a special group in prayer during Midday Praise. In October, prayers are for those who are differently abled. Read the full petition.

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