Author: Monastery of St. Gertrude

Drink, Steal, Swear, and Lie

Sister Barbara Ann Bielenberg shared this reflection in a recent employee newsletter for St. Mary’s Hospital and Clearwater Valley Hospital Clinic, where she serves as mission director: Drink, Steal, Swear, and Lie (the four things you need to do in life) One day I was talking with Sr. Maria Elena Schaefers. She really amazes me

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New Museum Exhibit Open House

Siamese twin piglets perfectly preserved from when they were stillborn on a local farm decades ago, a mounted golden eagle with wings outstretched, an antique cornet trumpet. These types of artifacts comprised Sister Alfreda Elsensohn’s emerging collection that she began to display in 1931 in the old St. Gertrude’s Academy attic. So began the Historical

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Alex McGregor to Present on The Mullan Road

The second lecture in the Historical Museum of St. Gertrude October lecture series will be presented this Thursday, October 12, at 7:00 p.m. by Alex McGregor. His presentation “Merchants, Mule Packers, A Rugged Path to Success: The Mullan Road, 1860-1883” will provide a unique perspective on early transportation and the impact on the region. Alex

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Father Funke’s Tribute to the Sisters

I was born and raised on the Camas Prairie; in a certain sense “in the shadow” or better said, “in the sunlight” of the Monastery of St. Gertrude. My entire elementary education was at St. Maurus School in Ferdinand, which was staffed by the sisters. St. Maurus was a small school with two classrooms—“the little

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Sister Meg Sass Celebrated in Boise

On Saturday, September 16, Sister Meg Sass was celebrated at the home of Tom and Barbara Mannschreck in Boise. Over forty friends, family, and partners in ministry gathered to celebrate Sister Meg’s birthday, Monastic Profession, and long history of ministries in the Diocese of Boise and beyond. The event included Eucharist with Father Rob Irwin

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18th Annual Historical Museum Fall Lecture Series

These Historical Museum at St. Gertrude events provide insights into the history of our region and are held on Thursdays during the month of October with the support of the Idaho Humanities Council. Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. A Q&A session with the presenters follows the lectures. Light refreshments are

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