Sister Lisa – Sisters, Students, and Start of School

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Sister Lisa – Sisters, Students, and Start of School

I have to admit that this time of year makes me a tad bit melancholy.  As a former classroom teacher, I miss being directly involved with the start of school and all that is involved:  fresh crayons, new backpacks, and the anticipation that anything is possible.  Ahhhhh….the start of school!

In the name of the Father. . .

One of the great blessings of being a part of St. Scholastica Monastery is our connection to The College of St. Scholastica .  We get the benefit of being involved in the life and energy that comes from the over 2,000 young people that grace our halls and fill our classrooms. 

Words from Campus Ministry

All of the Sisters prayerfully support the mission of  The College of St. Scholastica.  We take to heart our call to pass on our Benedictine values, in particular the values of community, hospitality, respect, stewardship, and love of learning.

This weekend we, the Monastic Community, welcomed new students and their families and welcomed back returning students.  It was great to have a full house at Sunday Mass, a full house that was filled with spirit emanating from the Sisters, students, and the start of school!




Sister Lisa Maurer

Sister Lisa Maurer was born and lived in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, before entering the Monastery, She taught and coached in Catholic Schools within the New Ulm Diocese.  Sister Lisa made her first Monastic Profession in August 2009.  She currently ministers at the parishes of St. Lawrence and St. Joseph in Duluth. See all of Sister Lisa’s posts.





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–St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict