The American Benedictine Formation Conference Symposium at Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton, SD May 5-10, 2019. ABFC is attended by those in initial and ongoing formation ministry, as well as vocation ministry at women’s Benedictine monasteries throughout the country, including members of the Federation of Saint Benedict..
The Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery have been forwarding money from generous donors to Sister Gaudensia Mwanyika of St. Gertrude Convent in Imiliwaha, Tanzania, to help build her dream of a school for handicapped children.
The latest donations will pay for furniture and teaching supplies so that the school can open on time — January 16, 2017.
In Tanzania, handicapped children are not allowed to attend school. This will be the first school built for these children who have physical or learning challenges.
On Friday, October 14, the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth Minnesota, attended the inauguration of Colette McCarrick Geary, Ph.D. as the 12th president of The College of St. Scholastica. The inaugural Mass was celebrated by the Most Reverend Paul Sirba, Bishop of the Duluth Diocese; the Right Reverend John Klassen, OSB, Abbot of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville; and priests of the Duluth Diocese.
Sister Mary Josephine Torborg read the first Scripture reading at the Eucharist.
Many Sisters came to witness the Inauguration.
Sister Kathleen Del Monte, Associate Vice President of Mission Integration, offered the Invocation.
Sr. Beverly Raway, Prioress, greeted Dr. Geary on behalf of the Sisters.
Here is Doctor Colette McGarrick Geary, 12th president of The College of St. Scholastica