St. Scholastica Retreat Center

Located in Fort Smith AR we offer retreats both private and group, plus space for others to hold events. Located at St. Scholastica Monastery.

[03/16/18]   Those of you who have been following St. Scholastica Retreat Center page, we suggest that you LIKE our St. Scholastica Monastery page to keep up with us as we will eventually be phasing out this page and will post all retreat information on the monastery page. Thanks...

“Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours" with Macrina Wiederkehr and Velma Frye | Siena Retreat Center

We want you to know about this retreat possibility in Wisconsin, led by Macrina Wiederkehr and Velma Frye By exploring the ancient practice of intentional sacred pauses, the mystical possibilities of every moment are revealed. In this retreat, you will be ushered into the contemplative practice of Soul-Time. Being present to body, mind, heart, and spirit, you become available to God breathing in you.

Other Views Wanted Mark Nepo is becoming my poet for the year. I read him somewhat as I read scripture: with a tender reverence that opens me to expectation of some simple transformation. Thus when I rise f…

Table Settings Although I cannot recall the occasion, a scene from my past comes vividly to mind. I am sitting around a table with two other people. In our conversation, we discovered that we were all forty fi…

[06/19/17]   "You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them."
— St. Therese of Lisieux

Trying to practice this each day with the many hats I wear in the tasks I do for life as it unfolds. Blessings 💜

[06/18/17]   "As St. Paul points out, Christ never meant that we were to remain children in intelligence: on the contrary. He told us to be not only ‘as harmless as doves’, but also ‘as wise as serpents’. He wants a child’s heart, but a grown-up’s head. He wants us to be simple, single-minded, affectionate, and teachable, as good children are; but He also wants every bit of intelligence we have to be alert at its job, and in first-class fighting trim."
—C.S. Lewis, p. 77
Mere Christianity

Little Rock Connections (Christ is our Life: a meditation just for you) It is easy to just read the Scripture text and move right into the reflection given. Or, perhaps even, not to read the Scripture text at all. The intent of this column is for you to pray the assigned text using the

When SPRING comes to the woods - Macrina Wiederkehr When SPRING comes to the woods it comes slowly. It doesn’t hurry. Bits of AUTUMN and WINTER linger in the forest even as tiny fragments of SPRING begin to appear. There is something to be said about slow growing. Every piece of life, every stage of growth has its NOW–that moment when it needs…

To what are you nailed? - Macrina Wiederkehr

This was posted on Sister Macrina's blog a year ago and we think it is still timely: Almost every Lent I ask myself a question that I have begun asking ever since the day I read Gerald May’s book, Addiction and Grace. The question is simply, How much energy am I giving to things that are not my true desire? Another way of asking that question might be, What am I clinging …

Broken and Beautiful - Macrina Wiederkehr

A song for whatever is broken in you. May you find a blessing hidden in the brokenness. Not long ago, at a church dinner and bazaar, my love for pottery drew me to a display of earthenware bowls. “Ah,” I thought, “I can both satisfy my longing for a new piece of pottery and support this church function.” Someone beside me looked at the bowl I was holding and said, “You don’t …

[01/14/17]   When you pray, make every attempt to be utterly in your prayer. Here are some intercessions for you today as you are browsing through Facebook posts. Please pause for prayer. It is a pause for which you can be grateful:

O Source of all life,, you are faithful and loving in all your WORKS. DEEPEN OUR LONGING FOR A HEART THAT IS KIND.

You support us when we fall short of the kindness for which we long: renew the energy and hope of those who falter; DEEPEN OUR LONGING FOR A HEART THAT IS KIND.

You raise us up when we are on the brink of despair: heal those who are depressed, weary. or lacking in hope and DEEPEN OUR LONGING FOR A HEART THAT IS KIND

...these intercession are not finished. Continue your prayer and thank you...

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