Thursday, August 25, 2011


In 1861 the young (only 5 years old) Benedictine community of Erie responded to a request by Louis Fink, OSB, to send sisters to Chicago to conduct a girls' school in a parish there that was headed by Benedictine monks. Three sisters were sent from Erie.

To take a quantum leap---this week the Benedictine community of St. Scholastica Monastery began celebrating their 150th anniversary of presence and ministry to the people of Chicago.

Four of our sisters, representing the founding monastery, traveled to Chicago for the opening of the year-long celebration.

Every columnist in the country, be they at national newspapers or local newsletters, will be reflecting on the 10th anniversary of 9-11 in the next couple of weeks. Here is a good column already by Mercy Sister Camille D'Arienzo. She mentions our Joan Chittister prominently.

Finally, two weekly blogs you might enjoy: Alyssa's Year and Carrie's Year