September 2021
Issue #13
Reflections from the Hill
Occasional Outreach from the Benedictine Sisters
A New Season
“...that in all things may God be glorified.”
Rule of Benedict 57.9
The Benedictine Sisters invite you to join them in celebrating the Season of Creation, September 1 - October 4, 2021. One of our Benedictine Values is Care of the Earth.

And click here to read Pope Francis' third Encyclical - Fratelli Tutti - which translates to "All Brothers", subtitled "on fraternity and social friendship."
(Pictured, L to R) Sr. Mary Agnes Zinni, OSB, Fr. Victor Goertz, and Sr. Bernice Lindsey, OSB. In August, Sr. Bernice drove Sr. Mary Agnes to Georgetown, TX to visit Fr. Victor. The Sisters brought a basket of goodies for Fr. It was a sweet time for all!
Ministry updates during the COVID-19 pandemic...
St. Scholastica Monastery remains closed to the public at this time.

Caridad de Corazón continue to serve immigrants and those in need along the Texas/Mexico border. We appreciate your support and prayers. Volunteer inquiries are always welcome! Click here to email us.

Corporate Responsibility continues to work for immigration, peace, and social justice issues throughout the pandemic.

Health and Wholeness Center enclosed pool, water exercise classes, lap swimming, and pastel classes are open. Please call (830) 816-8470 for more information.

Omega Retreat Center is gradually beginning to open for group retreats. Bethany, a space dedicated for individual day retreats, is now open weekdays at the Center. Guests are welcome to use Bethany for a hermitage day or day of reflection. Spiritual Direction offered by request. Please call (830) 816-8470 for more information and reservations.

Sisters' Attic Thrift Shop is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm. Donations are accepted 10 am - 2 pm *(appointment preferred - please call (830) 249-0020.) Masks are still required.
The Sisters are pleased to welcome Annie Walther as the new Manager of our Health and Wholeness Center. Annie's unique set of skills in management and her genuine enthusiasm are great assets for the position. Best wishes in your new role, Annie!
Dick and Judy Horstman, of Houston, came to volunteer at Caridad de Corazón in May and July this year. We are so grateful to them for their extraordinary generosity and kindness over the years.
Benedictine Oblate Info:
We welcome the Oblates back to our monthly meetings via Zoom during the pandemic. Our next meeting will be held September 12, from 1-2 pm. Oblates and those who have expressed interest in our Oblate program will be receiving an email invitation to the Zoom meeting. If not, please contact us - click here.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Benedictine Oblate, please click here for more information or call (830) 816.8504.
We are called to seek God in community and to respond in ministry through sharing our spirituality and addressing the needs of the people we serve, especially the poor.