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St. Scholastica Monastery marks 125 years with open house

St. Scholastica Monastery is hitting a major milestone this year — 125 years of prayerful presence and service in the Diocese of Duluth. And they are marking it with a major celebration Sept. 16.

monastery“We joyfully anticipate the celebration of our 125th anniversary as an independent Benedictine Monastery,” said the monastery’s prioress, Benedictine Sister Beverly Raway, in a statement shared with The Northern Cross. “One hundred twenty-five years gives us the opportunity to look back in gratitude and forward in hope to what lies ahead. We are not the same community we were 125 years ago, and yet we are. The 32 women who founded our community promised through a vow of stability to remain faithful to seeking God together, and to work together to fulfill the dream of providing for the needs of the people they were called to serve, especially in health care and education. We have inherited their legacy and celebrate their mission, successfully fulfilled, but like those pioneering women we, who are fewer than we have been, are equally committed and continue to seek God together day by day. And like them, we move forward into an uncharted future with the certainty that God is with us.”

The Benedictine sisters are celebrating at the monastery with special events, including an open house which will take place Sept. 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the monastery’s Rockhurst dining room. The sisters will be providing tours, refreshments, conversation, and gratitude.

Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to [email protected] by Aug. 25.

— The Northern Cross