Author: Monastery of St. Gertrude

Mary Schmidt Honored for Museum Remodel Project

Mary Schmidt of Grangeville will be honored on August 23 at the Idaho State Museum. She is a recipient of the Esto Perpetua Award, given by the Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS).  ISHS is recognizing nine individuals and three organizations with Esto Perpetua awards for outstanding accomplishments in preserving and promoting Idaho’s heritage this year.

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Monasticism, Arts, Vocation

by Sister Teresa Jackson A few years ago, if anyone had asked me, “what does art have to do with monasticism,” I probably would have pondered it for a split second and said, “uh…nothing?” And, I probably would not have been alone in that response. At first glance the question seems to be like comparing

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A Reflection from the Prioress: Piety

Piety, from the Latin word pietas, which initially meant “responsibility,” “duty and devotion,” “implies…fidelity, reverence, obedience, and commitment.” Piety in the Bible means godliness (eusebia) in the Greek New Testament and is akin to the Hebrew hesed in the First Testament, which means “steadfast loyalty and love” that characterizes the mutual obligations and responsibilities of

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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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