A Foundation of Fortitude

Celebrating the centennial of the laying of the cornerstone of the chapel and beginning a major remodel to serve future ministries Drive along Highway 95 through the Camas Prairie in North Central Idaho and be immersed in a grand vista of rolling fields and distant, surrounding mountains. Structures seen along the highway reflect the pioneer

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Covid-19 Update

The leadership of the Monastery of St. Gertrude has considered the rise in Covid-19 cases throughout Idaho and beyond and has implemented new policies in order to promote the safety of sisters and guests.  Essentially, the Welcome Center, Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, Inn at St. Gertrude, and Spirit Center retreat facility are open with

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Caregivers Needed

CAREGIVERS NEEDED: Full- and part-time positions available. Provide care for multiple clients at the Monastery of St. Gertrude. All shifts available, including nights and weekends. To apply, please call 208.962.5053.

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Fortitude: The Gift of Courage of the Holy Spirit

a message from the prioress, Sr. Mary Forman Fortitude is derived from the Latin fortis meaning strong, powerful, vigorous, steadfast, courageous, and brave; the noun fortitude primarily means strength, firmness, durability, courage, bravery, and being valiant. Biblically, “fortitude is the strength of character that enables a person to endure pain or adversity with courage. Although

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Prayer

God of justice, In your wisdom you createall people in your image, without exception.Through your goodness, open our eyes tosee the dignity, beauty, and worth of everyhuman being.Open our minds to understand that allyour children are brothers and sisters in thesame human family.Open our hearts to repent of racist attitudes,behaviors, and speech which demeanothers.Open our

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Reflection on Pentecost Sunday

by Sister Barbara Ann Bielenberg As I was growing up, I seldom ever heard about the Holy Spirit. It was most often the Holy Ghost. I also don’t remember being told much about the Holy Ghost. That name seemed rather odd to me. Wasn’t that a very strange name to be given to the third

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Announcement: Raspberry Festival 2020

As we, the Benedictine Sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, are deeply concerned about the health of the monastic community as well as the health of our friends during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Raspberry Festival — always held on the first Sunday in August — will be postponed this year. In

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Reflection on the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Meditation on the Gospel on the Good Shepherd for the Fourth Sunday of Easter 2020 by Prioress Sister Mary Forman I invite you to meditate with me on John 10:1-10, the Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, by reading the passage out loud slowly with listening for the phrase(s) that touch you.  Certain key

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COVID-19 Update

The ministries sponsored by the Monastery of St. Gertrude will be open tentatively to the public on May 30, according to the Stage 3 “Guidelines for Opening Up Idaho,” issued by Governor Brad Little (see https://rebound.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/opening-up-guidlines.pdf).  Guests will be required to wear masks and are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer. The Monastery of

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On the Road to Emmaus

In preparation for the hearing and living the Gospel for the Third Sunday of Easter, we at the Monastery have been reading Benedictine Abbot Primate Gregory Polan’s article, “‘As We Await the Blessed Hope’: Reflections on the Biblical Meaning of ‘Hope’,” American Benedictine Review 71.1 (March 2020), 32-53, an address he gave to the gathering

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