Our Ministries

These ministries are important to us because hospitality is our community charism. The peaceful setting and daily activities of the community are conducive to reflection and discernment, learning, discovery and prayer. Our visitors most often comment on the beauty of the campus, especially the three beautiful chapels that are used regularly.

  • Sophia Center, A Benedictine Center for Spirituality - Open to persons of all faiths, the Center's programs address contemporary concerns, emphasize prayer, community, personal integration, and the interconnectedness of creation. A peaceful place to get away for private or directed retreats.
  • Keeler Women's Center in Kansas City, Kansas, empowers women in the urban core of Kansas City through education, advocacy, personal, and spiritual development.
  • Donnelly College provides educational opportunities for those who otherwise may not be served.
  • Benedictine College (co-sponsor, with St. Benedict's Abbey) a 4-year Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college.
  • Maur Hill-Mount Academy - (co-sponsor, with St. Benedict's Abbey) a Catholic, Benedictine, co-educational, day and boarding, college preparatory high school located in Atchison, Kansas.

Our sisters who live outside of Atchison in Kansas City and Brazil, minister as hospital chaplains, teachers and school administrators, ministers of peace and justice, writers, physical and mental health care providers, parish ministers and caregivers for the elderly. Our life in common and our prayer binds them to all of our sisters at the monastery in Atchison.

Our Ministry of Justice and Peace

The Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica have long been involved in justice and peace ministry. This ministry was inspired by the passion for justice of the Hebrew prophets as they call us, "to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with our God." (Micah 6:8) Our commitment to justice and peace is also founded on the life and works of Jesus Christ who called us to be "beatitude people." This ministry is shaped by Catholic social teaching particularly by the US Bishops Conference and was lived by all those who went before us to extend the Reign of God in the marketplace.

Some of our current activities include:

A photo gallery of some sisters at work.


Mount St. Scholastica

S. Patricia Seipel


Keeler Women's Center


Sophia Center

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