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Benedictine Conversations

Due to ongoing pandemic uncertainty, we are thrilled to be able to offer, once again, our interactive, monthly Zoom gatherings entitled Benedictine Conversations. Each month will feature a guest who will help us explore the Benedictine legacy in our world today, and our 2021-2022 Benedictine Conversations series will consider this legacy in the context of the connection between Beauty and Justice.

Presenting our May Benedictine Conversation!

"Saved By Beauty:

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Sister Mary Charles McGough"

Mary Charles, OSB

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Sister Mary Charles (“Molly”) McGough (1925-2007), was a well-known and well-loved member of the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, MN. A devoted artist, she worked with many different artistic mediums as a potter, sculptor, calligrapher, iconographer, and painter, to name a few. In this last Benedictine Conversation of the 2021-2022 season, we will converse with Sister Lois Eckes, a long-time friend of Sister Mary Charles, and Meridith Schifsky, who learned from and worked closely with her.  Join us as we reflect on the ways that the beauty of Sister Mary Charles’ life, work, and legacy have impacted so many far and wide.

Sister Lois Eckes, OSB, a longtime spiritual companion and retreat leader with a deep longing to help others grow into the fullness of God’s love for them.

Meridith Schifsky, a longtime leader in the Centering Prayer community, spiritual director, contemplative artist, and retired holistic nursing faculty member.

**There is no fee for Benedictine Conversations, but an offering to support this program by the Center for Spirituality and Enrichment (a ministry of the Sisters of St. Scholastica) will be gratefully accepted.

"One Mission, Two Locations"

St. Scholastica Monastery
1001 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811


McCabe Renewal Center
2125 Abbotsford Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803