Palm Sunday

When I first read these scriptures for tonight, they were not quite what I expected. Where is the story of Jesus, the one who everyone expects to be a powerful king, making his grand entrance into Jerusalem? And where is the mention of the palm branches—after all, this is the Vigil of Palm Sunday...Read More.

Fifth Sunday in Lent

In tonight’s Gospel reading, we heard about Jesus sitting and talking with people in the temple court when he is suddenly presented with a woman who is accused of adultery. Jesus must now respond to a situation that I am sure was not on his agenda for the day... Read more.

Fourth Sunday in Lent

We have just heard one of the most beautiful and well-known parables in the Bible. It appears only once and is described by some, as perhaps the crown and flower of all the parables. It is the story of two lost sons who like most of us have behaved as they did, in one way or the other. It is also the story of one of the most compassionate Fathers you will ever read about in the bible. Indeed, the Father is central to the story....Read more.

100th Anniversary

Click here for the 100th anniversary of the Federation of St. Scholastica!

Concerts at the Mount

Concerts at the Mount present the Kansas City Symphony Chamber Music Concert. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the St. Scholastica Chapel. 801 South 8th Street, Atchison Kansas. Use St. Cecilia's entrance north of chapel. Tickets are $12 sold at the door. ($5 for students)

Third Sunday of Lent

Throughout Lent we are often reminded to repent, to look back over our lives and to look ahead with a greater wholeness. Tonight, we hear not once, but twice, “But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish.”...Read More.

Second Sunday of Lent

“This is my Son, listen to Him.” Perhaps it is today’s Gospel that inspired Benedict to use ‘listen’ as the first word of his rule. As Benedictines, we are encouraged to “listen and incline the ear of our hearts.” Lent is a time of deep listening. Listening is hard work...Read More. 

First Sunday of Lent

In the Gospel we just heard, Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit and was led into the desert for forty days to be tempted by the devil. Lent has just begun, and already I am lost on the journey to follow Jesus. I am too insecure and comfortable to follow you Jesus into the desert. I am reliant on my feeling of belonging to my family and community. I am comfortable in the safety of my home knowing I will have food to eat and a place to sleep each day...Read More. 

Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence

December 14, 2018 is the 6th Anniversary of the Sandy Hook Shootings Please Join us in prayer and reflection 1:00-4:00 p.m. 


Please join us in our support of migrants who seek safety, as Mary and Joseph fled their homeland to protect the child, JesusRead the LCWR statement here. 

Campus Cupboard 

We are so proud of Sister Sharon Hamsa, who was nominated for FOX 4 News Kansas City's Pay-it-Forward Award! Sister Sharon Started the Campus Cupboard, a food pantry for students at Donnelly College. Click to watch the video.


Click here to read the USCCB and LCWR statements on immigration policy.

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We stand with the LCWR in denouncing the administration's decision to rescind TPS for Hondurans.

Doctors, Desserts, Discourses

Sister Judith Sutera's full series on women doctors of the Church: "Doctors, Desserts and Discourses" are available on youtube! Find the corresponding links below. 

St. Hildegard of Bingen

St. Catherine of Siena

St. Theresa of Avila

St. Therese of the Child Jesus


We the Benedictine Sisters of Atchison, Kansas, are called to be faithful to the Gospel and the Rule of St. Benedict. Therefore we are compelled to join LCWR in their statement on DACA.

On Racism

We the Benedictine Sisters of Atchison, Kansas, are called to be faithful to the Gospel and the Rule of St. Benedict. Therefore we are compelled to join LCWR in their statement on racism.



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