Sister Sarah O'Malley

Coffee with the Saints

 Fridays: October 11, November 15 & December 13, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

St. Scholastica Monastery

Come and share coffee (or tea) and conversation about these Saints and Witnesses!

October 11

Jean Vanier (1928 - 2019)

Jean Vanier was the founder and director of L’Arche International, a ministry for those with cognitive disabilities. In his 50 years of work with L’Arche, he developed 154 intentional communities across 38 countries—communities where people with a disability live with those who do not possess one; communities of dignity, compassion, and Gospel love. Vanier states that it is “clear that it is not the world of disability that is strange, but the world ’outside,’ which we dare to call normal. It turns out that the world of disability is the place God chooses to inhabit.” Vanier recently died at the age of 90.

November 15

Theresa of Avila (1515 - 1582)

Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, was a Spanish noblewoman who chose a monastic life in the Catholic Church. A Carmelite nun, prominent Spanish mystic, religious reformer, author, theologian of the contemplative life, she earned the rare distinction of being declared a Doctor of the Church over four centuries after her death. Active during the Counter-Reformation, she reformed the Carmelite Orders of both women and men.

December 13

Augustus Tolton (1854 - 1897)

Augustine Tolton was the first Roman Catholic priest in the United States publicly known to be black when he was ordained in 1886. Born into slavery, he and his family achieved freedom after the Civil War. Upon his ordination, Tolton expected to serve in an African mission, but was, instead, sent to serve the black community in the United States. Encountering many race relation problems throughout his life, "Good Father Gus," as he was called by many, was known by both the black and white communities for his eloquent sermons, his beautiful singing voice, and his talent for playing the accordion.

Facilitator: Sister Sarah O’MalleyOSB has authored 12 books on pastoral topics and has given many retreats both in Phoenix and Duluth on a wide variety of topics.

Cost: Free will offering.

"One Mission, Two Locations"

St. Scholastica Monastery
1001 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811


McCabe Renewal Center
2125 Abbotsford Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803