St. Scholastica Prepares for Feast Day

Nick Stenstrup

On Monday, Feb. 12, the College of St. Scholastica will celebrate Feast Day, a time dedicated to reflecting and learning about the college’s rich history while enjoying delicious meals.

Feb. 12 is the College’s date dedicated to celebrating St. Scholastica and her twin brother St. Benedict; the real Feast Day is Feb. 10 for St. Scholastica (St. Benedict’s official Feast Day is March 21). This day means a lot to the college and its members, whether they be student, faculty, or alumni.

“This is a chance to gather in celebration of our namesake and to show appreciation for the monastery and Sisters’ legacies,” said John Bauman, assistant professor of education, “It also recognizes we at this college have roots that go deep, and it allows us to say ‘thank you.’”

On Monday morning, starting at 7:45 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., the sisters and the Mission Integration board will greet guests as they go about their day. Donuts, juice, granola bars, and other snacks will be available in both Tower, Health Science, and Science buildings.

For lunch, guests are invited and encouraged to attend an italian buffet in the Greenview Dining Room. This meal will celebrate the values of community and hospitality by providing the space, food, and time for coming together for celebration. Leaders in the CSS community will serve as hosts at tables to facilitate conversations.

At 4:30 p.m., Father John Petrich will give the Eucharistic Mass in the Chapel.

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 12:00 to 1:40 p.m., an alumni panel will meet in the Mitchell Auditorium. This is a Dignitas common element for the Benedictine tradition and values theme. The panel will focus on living the CSS mission and Benedictine values both during and after college.

Students are encourage to attend this talk, along with all events that occur during this celebration.