Elder Care: New Programs Help Honor Ancient Values

Although human nature itself is inclined to be compassionate toward the elderly and the young, the authority of the rule should also provide for them. Since their lack of strength must always be taken into account, they should…be treated with kindly consideration… Rule of Benedict, Chapter 37 Following an ancient monastic rule often leads to

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St. Gertrude’s Goes to Seattle

Friends and supporters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude are gathering for the first “Puget Sound Area Circle” in order to extend the monastery’s presence as a sanctuary of peace, spirituality and God-centered living to your area. BE a part of the first ever “Puget Sound Area Circle” gathering of friends of St. Gertrude’s. ~

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Motherhouse Road Trip at St. Gertrude’s

A Nun’s Life Ministry visited the Monastery of St Gertrude on a Motherhouse Road Trip, Thursday, September 3, 2015, in Cottonwood, Idaho. The road trip combines social media and in-person events in innovative ways to engage with people about God, faith, and religious life. A highlight of the road trip is a podcast that is

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Raspberry Festival, A Day of Community Celebration

The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude’s annual fundraiser, Raspberry Festival, was a robust day of shared summer celebration. Scores of friends joined the sisters, volunteers, and employees in a day of activities that included an arts and crafts fair, quilt show, fun run and walk, kids’ carnival, car show, live music, raspberry shortcake and lemonade,

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Sister Mary Forman elected as 14th prioress

After a long process of prayer and discernment the monastic community has elected Sister Mary Forman as the 14th prioress of the Monastery of St. Gertrude. The formal election took place Wednesday night, March 4th. Through a week-long process, the community reviewed their directions and goals then set about identifying who among them possessed the

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Celebrating Golden Jubilees

This summer we will celebrate the Golden Jubilees of Sister Barbara Ann Bielenberg, Sister Margie Schmidt, and Sister Elisa Martinez on July 25 at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel. Sister Barbara Ann is the Director of Mission Integration at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clearwater Valley Hospital where she is able to integrate her 42 years

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