October Historical Lecture Series

15th Annual Fall Lecture Series These events, held on Thursdays during the month of October, provide insights into the history of our region and presentations on topics of interest to the local public. Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. A Q&A session...

Meet the New Bishop and New Prioress

The community of the Monastery of St. Gertrude invites you to join them in a reception to meet the new bishop of our diocese, Most Reverend Peter F. Christensen, M.A., D.D., and the new prioress of the St. Gertrude’s community, Sister Mary Forman, O.S.B., Ph.D.,...

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…...

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...

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...

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...

The Sacred Art of Traditional Iconography

In prayer, we are often guided to not focus on the outcome, i.e. what it is we are asking for, but on the state of being present to the divine. So it also is with painting icons, a visual form of prayer in which the purpose is not so much the completed image, but on...

Raspberry Festival Fun Run will Feature Young Distance Runner

She just turned nine years-old, and yet Emma Strommen will run in her fifth Raspberry Festival Fun Run on August 2. The day before she will have completed a 25K (16 mile) event at the Idaho Endurance Runs in Crouch, Idaho. Her runs this summer will put her at over 330...

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...

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...