Saintliness, Vocations, and the Benedictine Life

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Saintliness, Vocations, and the Benedictine Life

This past week, in celebration of Catholic Schools Week and the World Day for Consecrated Life, Sister Lisa Maurer and Postulant Leilani Linton represented the Sisters of St. Scholastica in Duluth and West St. Paul.

Postulant Leilani prepares the Monastery Vocation display prior to the Lifeline Mass.
Thursday, February 3, Sister Lisa spoke to students at Holy Rosary Catholic School in Duluth. Sister Lisa visited all the classrooms, grades kindergarten through fifth grade, making presentations about Saints, what it takes to make a saint, and how we ourselves can become saints. She spoke about the general call to live lives of holiness assuring the boys and girls that that they have what it takes to live saintly lives.On Friday, February 4, Sister Lisa visited St. John’s Catholic School in Duluth. She shared her personal story of being a Benedictine Sister with the fifth and sixth graders and encouraged them to discern their vocations. Sister Lisa also visited the classrooms of the younger students and made presentations entitled Our Call to Holiness. “I really enjoy visiting the schools. It is great to be with the young. I love promoting vocations and sharing our Benedictine spirit,” commented Sister Lisa.Saturday, February 5, Sister Lisa and Postulant Leilani attended the Lifeline Mass, in celebration of the World Day for Consecrated Life, in West St. Paul. Archbishop John Nienstedt presided at this Mass which was attended by hundreds of junior high and high school youth. Following Mass there were presentations about vocations to the Priesthood and Religious life. Sister Lisa and Postulant Leilani were able to interact with many young people, sharing stories of their journey to St. Scholastica Monastery and answering questions about Benedictine Life.

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