Lent - Time for Prayer and Reflection
Feb.10 - March 23 ,2016
The Rule of St. Benedict (Chapter 49) states: "Although the life of a monk ought to have about it at all times the character of Lenten observance, yet since few have the virtue for that, we therefore urge that during the actual days of Lent, all keep their lives most pure and at the same time wash away during these holy days all negligences of other times. And this will be worthily done if we restrain ourselves from all vices and give ourselves up to prayers with tears, to reading, to compunction of heart and to abstinence."
As we strive to live our Lent with each other in Community, we welcome guests to join us for communal prayer, Mass, and offer space for personal quiet and prayer. The Sisters pray morning, miday and evening daily. Call 651-777-8181 or go to the Monastery website. Please call before coming to verify schedule.
Seeing God: 2016 Juried Exhibit of Sacred Art
Exhibit open 9am-6pm daily
Closes March 4,2016
All are welcome to the exhibit of the 2016 juried exhibit, featuring the work of over forty local artists working in various mediums.
(Picture above: 3rd place - Compassion by Barbara Bend)
Embracing the Holy Time of Lent
Sunday, February 7th
4:00- 6:00 pm
Cost $30 includes supper
Great Conversation: The Spirituality of Sustainability
Thursday, February 11th
9 am - 1 pm
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Celebrating the Mass Closing the Year of Consecrated Life at St. Paul's Cathedral
On Sunday, Janaury 31st, seven community members joined others at St. Paul's Cathedral for the Mass celebrating the closing of the Year of Consecrated Life. Reverend Harry J. Flynn was the Celebrant and gave the homily, sharing his wisdom and appreciation for those called to the consecrated way of life. The Archdiocese also honored the 2016 Jubilarians - for their 25 year to 75 years of service. Sister Rosalla Schommer (70 years) and Sister Linda Soler (25 years) were present at the celebration. The community will celebrate with our five jubilarians later this year.
Open Door Discernment Retreat
This past weekend (January 29-30), Linda Anderson, Vocation Director, with representatives from five other religious organization co-facilitated a discernment retreat for anyone who is discerning God's will for their lives. Eight participants came to the Provincial House for the Sisters of St. Joseph, Friday night and during the day on Saturday. They experienced a variety of prayer experiences, including taize prayer, lectio divina, soul prayer collage and Mass.They also heard, from each representative of the organizations, a presentation on the foundational voices of their chrism. The theme for the third co-sponsored retreat was" Listening with Compassion in the Year of Mercy". The retreat reflected the beautiful workings of the Holy Spirit.
Sisters host 4 women from China.
The Sisters hosted the four women chaperones of a group of 18 students and 6 chaperones from China who came to visit and shadow students and teachers at Hill- Murray School. They visited from Janaury 16 through January 27. All enjoyed the time they had to shares stories and hear about another culture and their daily lives.
Sister Laverne Hudalla and Sister Marie Fujan have shared their story and insights with Sister Story. Sister Story is a national campaign aimed at broadening awareness of Catholic sisters.
To watch Sister Laverne Hudalla click here.
To watch Sister Marie Fujan click here.
To watch Sister Virginia Matter click here.
To watch Sister Louise Inhofer click here.