Author: Monastery of St. Gertrude

St. Gertrude’s L.I.V.E.~Who Lives Here

St. Gertrude’s L.I.V.E. > Who Lives Here Who Lives here: A Workshop on Character Development in Prose Storytelling 9 – 11 a.m. Pacific Time, Saturday, May 29, via Zoom, with Peter Chilson At Cornell University in 1919, E.B. White, the poet and novelist perhaps best known for Charlotte’s Webb, was a student in William Strunk’s freshman composition

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Reflections During the Easter Vigil

on the Gospel of Mark 16:1-8—April 3, 2021 by Sister Mary Forman, Prioress As I pondered our Gospel story this past week, what stayed with me were the words of the women, who are the first to go to the tomb, presumably to anoint the body of Jesus:  “‘Who will roll back the stone for

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Easter Liturgies Livestreaming

We will livestream Holy Week liturgies from our Facebook page: Holy Thursday Mass at 7:30 p.m., Good Friday Service at 3 p.m., Saturday night Easter Vigil at 7:30 p.m., and Easter Sunday Mass at 11:30 a.m. Times are Pacific. Our chapel is closed to in-person guests at the present though we hope to reopen soon.

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The Expansive Vision of Janis Lance

“I have a variety of things to do; no two days are the same.” That is how Janis Lance, the Monastery’s chief financial officer, begins to describe her love of her work. She was hired over 34 years ago as a secretary to the prioress and to answer phones. She was moved part-time to the

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Sister Mary Forman Re-elected Prioress

The monastic community of the Monastery of St. Gertrude has re-elected Sister Mary Forman as prioress. She is the 14th prioress of the Benedictine community in Cottonwood, Idaho, and will serve for an additional four years after her initial six-year term that began on June 13, 2015. The re-election was the culmination of a three-and-a-half-day

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Inner Work

by Tim Oberholzer, Spirit Center Interim Manager A blue and gray boom lift sat on the Monastery of St. Gertrude’s front lawn for much of December. Plumbing, electrical, and HVAC companies’ trucks parade up the driveway regularly. Hammers and power tools fill the air with a construction song daily. Only the keen observer will notice

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Meet Our New Museum Manager

Carla (Nuxoll) Wilkins became the new manager of the Historical Museum, Welcome Center, and Gift Shop last November. Prior to that she was the Grangeville Outreach Coordinator for Lewis Clark State College for nine years. In this interview she describes her vision for the future of the Historical Museum. What are your connections to St.

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Oblates Move Forward

Looking to the future, the oblates of the Monastery of  St. Gertrude have shifted from a traditional model of leadership and announced a new triad model of lay leadership for the oblate community. New oblate leaders are: Jane Somerton, lead coordinator; Barbara Wodynski, formation coordinator; and Debbie McCoy, administrative coordinator.  The team takes over leadership from Sister

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