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Benedictine Sisters St. Scholastica Monastery, AK

About Us

We, the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith, Arkansas, have responded to a call to seek God by a total gift of self in a religious community of celibate women, who make profession to live the Gospel according to the Rule of Benedict, the norms of the Federation of St. Gertrude, and the norms of the Monastery.

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St. Scholastica Monastery, located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, is a Benedictine community dedicated to living out the Rule of St. Benedict through prayer, work, and community life.

Ministry Work

The sisters provide retreats, spiritual direction, and educational programs through the St. Scholastica Retreat Center. They are involved in social justice initiatives, community service, and support for the poor and marginalized. The monastery also supports an oblate program for laypeople to integrate Benedictine spirituality into their daily lives.

Daily Life and Mission

The daily life of the sisters revolves around "ora et labora" (prayer and work). Communal prayers, including the Liturgy of the Hours and daily Mass, form the core of their spiritual practice. Their mission emphasizes stability, hospitality, and ongoing conversion, fostering both personal and communal growth.

Vision and Goals

St. Scholastica Monastery aims to be a beacon of Benedictine spirituality, offering a stable and enriching environment for spiritual growth. Through their retreats, educational programs, and community services, the sisters strive to foster spiritual, intellectual, and social development. Their commitment to hospitality, education, and social justice underscores their dedication to serving the broader community. The serene setting and active engagement in various ministries make the monastery a unique spiritual and cultural resource. The sisters' dedication to prayer, work, and community life ensures that the monastery remains a vibrant center of Benedictine spirituality and a source of inspiration for all who visit.

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Benedictine Sisters St. Scholastica Monastery, AK





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