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
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.
by Prioress Sister Mary Forman We continue our series on the gifts of the Holy Spirit in Isaiah 11:2-3 with the first gift — wisdom, which we will distinguish from knowledge, another spiritual gift. We begin with knowledge, which “in Hebrew… is to experience,” where to “‘know’ is equivalent to …’feel’” or to possess as in
With the recent news of the approval of a grant proposal to the Murdock Trust, the Monastery of St. Gertrude has crossed the fundraising goal line for a $2.3 million renovation project of the 72-year-old residential wing. On February 25, 2021, Prioress Sister Mary Forman, OSB, was notified that a grant proposal submitted the previous
“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
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
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
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.
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
A homily by Sister Teresa Jackson, January 10, 2021 I had a whole homily prepared for today. It had some good lines in it, possibly a good point. But I had finished it before the events of Wednesday and the riot at the nation’s capitol and the shameful images and actions of violence and desecration of