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Main fresco in St. Scholastica Monastery Chapel



Spirituality Programs

The Benedictine Sisters of Chicago offer occassional days of retreat and spirituality programming. To learn about upcoming events, click here.

The Benedictine Sisters also offer spiritual direction. Contact Sister Mary Melady at mmeladyosb@yahoo.com to learn more or set up an appointment.



Daily Prayer Reflections
on Scripture

Scriptural reflection (known as lectio in monastic tradition) is a priority in Benedictine prayer. As an aid to this rich source of communion with God, Mary Benet McKinney, OSB, writes a brief reflection for each day of the month. To access these reflections, you can find them posted daily on our facebook page or view the full month here.



Longer Reflections on Scripture or the Rule of St. Benedict

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord - February 2, 2014

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 9, 2014

Feast of St. Scholastica - February 10, 2014

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 16, 2014

 



PRAYER REQUESTS

Each day we remember the intentions of all who ask for our prayers as we pray the Liturgy of the Hours, celebrate Eucharist and spend time in personal prayer. If you would like to have the Sisters pray for a special intention, we encourage you to send your request in an e-mail.

If you would like to make a donation in honor of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one, we will send a card in your name. Go to Contribute for more information.

JOIN US FOR MASS OR PRAYER


You are always welcome to join us for prayers at St. Scholastica Monastery. Please call beforehand if you plan to join us for prayer on Christmas or Easter due to special mass and prayer times. 773-764-2413 ext 230 or 231.

St. Scholastica Monastery
7430 North Ridge Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60645-1913

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Regular Prayer Schedule

Morning Prayer/ Eucharist
In St. Joseph Chapel*

Evening Prayer
In St. Scholastica Chapel
Sunday
10:30 a.m. (Mass only,
St. Scholastica Chapel
)
5:15 p.m.**
Monday
7:30 a.m.
5:15 p.m.
Tuesday
7:30 a.m.
5:15 p.m.
Wednesday
7:30 a.m.
5:15 p.m.
Thursday
7:30 a.m.
5:15 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m.
5:15 p.m.
Saturday
7:30 a.m.
7:00 p.m.

*Mass is celebrated when a priest is available,
otherwise a Communion Service is coupled with Morning Prayer.

**In Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter
Sunday Vespers
are at 5 p.m.




Other Prayer Resources on the Internet


The Monastic Inter Religious Dialogue (MID) is sponsored by North American Benedictine and Cisterian Monasteries of Men and Women. The website identifies MID as “an organization of Catholic monastic women and men who bring their charism of listening and hospitality to interreligious dialogue.” MID’s mission:

MID fosters dialogue at the level of spiritual practice and experience between North American Catholic monastic women and men and contemplative practitioners of diverse religious traditions. We engage in dialogue to promote the unity of the human family and mutual understanding among the world’s religions.

Daily Scriptural readings can be found at usccb.org/nab.

Looking for a short spiritual moment on-line? Loyola Press offers a daily three minute on-line retreat. Visit loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer.htm. You can also sign up for free e-newsletters at this website.

 

Contact us: webcoordinator@osbchicago.org

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