Easter Services

You are invited to join us for any and all Easter Services: Holy Thursday: Mass at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday: Service at 3:00 p.m. Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil and Mass at 7:30 p.m. Easter Morning: Mass at 11:30 a.m.

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The Road to Emmaus Art Challenge

Upcoming: The Road to Emmaus Art Challenge We invite any and all to create something around the theme of the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). You can use any medium you want (if it involves performance, the length would be 10-15 minutes). Beginning Sunday, March 19, we will send weekly emails sharing artistic inspiration. Then at 1:30

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Oral Histories Project

On March 1-2, the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude will host the Community Scholars Program, a project of the Idaho Commission on the Arts and led by Folk Arts Director Steven Hatcher. With the idea that nobody knows a community better than its own members, the Community Scholar Program engages populations directly by teaching its

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On Lectio Divina by Sister Clarissa Goeckner

LECTIO DIVINA: A WAY TO SUSTAIN AND INSPIRE MISSION AND VISION TODAY AND TOMORROW by Sister Clarissa Goeckner A compelling, shared vision has empowered religious communities throughout history to do amazing works in health care, education, and service for others. Founders and foundresses grounded their communities deeply so that their mission, drawing from the past, might

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Nonviolence: World Day of Peace Message

“Now is the acceptable time! Now is the time of salvation!” (2Cor.6:2) This phrase from scripture vividly describes for us an instinctive feeling we have about the beginning of a new year. What better time to pull out those values we claim to profess, dust them off and renew our commitment to them. Maybe this

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In Memoriam: Sister Carm Ternes, OSB

July 16, 1920 — December 10, 2016 “When you place your dedication to God above all other things, then graces and blessings are often a reward.” Sister Carm Ternes, OSB was born into eternal life on December 10, 2016. She died peacefully in her monastery home. Sister Carm will be remembered for her service in

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#GivingTuesday for St. Gertrude’s

For the past four years on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Americans across the country give back by making donations to support causes and organizations they believe are making a difference. It’s called “Giving Tuesday” and this year we hope that you’ll consider donating to the many ministries of the Monastery of St. Gertrude. We are

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Karen Martin to Make First Monastic Profession

On Thursday, December 8 — Feast of the Immaculate Conception — Karen Martin will make her First Monastic Profession, leaving the novice phase of formation to become a sister of the Benedictine community. Karen was born in Perham, Minnesota, to a farming family. She grew up Lutheran and while less-than-enthusiastic about church itself, she loved

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Sister Placida Delivers Handmade Clothes for the Children

On the top floor of the Monastery, at a forties-era Singer sewing machine that is in front of a window overlooking the Camas Prairie, Sister Placida Wemhoff sews clothes for underprivileged children. Twice a year – winter and summer – she sends her handmade creations to parish relief projects and sometimes to international programs as far as

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