Sharing the Love: John and Joan Carley

Stories of Friends of St. Gertrude’s John and Joan Carley are donors who made a significant impact in the recent new WiFi network and computer project for St. Gertrude’s. They learned about the project in last fall’s appeal that explained how the Monastery’s existing network and equipment dated back to the early days of the

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Speaking Out For the Earth

by Sister Carol Ann Wassmuth At the Monastery of St. Gertrude, this year’s Earth Day activity took the form of advocacy. The sisters gathered on Wednesday evening, April 19, to speak out for the earth by writing postcards that will be sent to our senators and representatives concerning legislative decisions that directly impact the wellbeing

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Upcoming Concert Features Music Inspired by Spain

Acclaimed performers Giselle Hillyer (violin) and Roger McVey (piano) present “A Spring Fiesta,” an afternoon of sonatas by Beethoven and Debussy as well as music by composers that have been influenced by the music of Spain. The concert is free and takes place on Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. in the Monastery of St.

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Celebrating the Social Justice Scholarship

Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) held a luncheon on Tuesday, April 11, to honor scholarship recipients and the donors who fund the scholarships. As donors of the St. Gertrude Social Justice Scholarship for social work students, members of the Monastery’s Peace and Justice Committee were invited to participate. Sister Carol Ann Wassmuth spoke about the intent of

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Meet a Mystic: Amma Syncletica

The rooms in Spirit Center are named for famous mystics and monastics. Here is one of them. Amma Syncletica was among the Desert Mothers and Fathers (Ammas and Abbas) who took to the silence of the natural world in order to draw closer to God. This meant a life of severe deprivations and hardships, but also

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Sabbath, Silence, and Seasons

“There are two happy outcomes to leisure: mindfulness and patience. We put aside our heedless habits and begin to pay serious attention to the world outside…..everything is to be done at the opportune time, as Benedict insists (31:18, 68:2).”  ~Michael Casey, ocso, Strangers in the City An Interview with Fr. Meinrad Schallberger (FM), Monastery Chaplain; and Sister

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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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