Investigations into the Literary History of Duluth, Continued: Duluth Benedictine Books

It looks like (from the Online Computer Library Center records and the books I found at Gabriel’s) Duluth Benedictine Books was a brief experiment in recording the lives and institutions of sisters who live at St. Scholastica. (I just finished a jar of strawberry rhubarb jam I purchased at their most recent jam sale — so yummy.)

I wonder whether this was a project fueled by one of the sisters? By someone determined to write down history or by someone who recognized that telling these stories could also help recruit for the sisterhood (whose numbers are dwindling)?

If you know someone attached to this press, would you comment below or drop me an email?

Saved by beauty: Sister Mary Charles McGough, OSB
by John P Schifsky; Lois Eckes, Sister; Peter F Spooner; Dustin Lyon; Meridith Schifsky
Publisher: Duluth Benedictine Books, ©2014.

All her ways: a short account of the foundation, development, and artistic possessions of the College of St. Scholastica and St. Scholastica Monastery
by Mary Agnes Somers, Sister.; Joan M Braun, Sister.
Publisher: Duluth Benedictine Books, ©2008.

Varmints in my vinegar cup: a childhood at Gillette State Hospital, 1945-1950
by Lucille Geisinger
Publisher: Duluth Benedictine Books, ©2009.

The Gillette Hospital is now the home campus of the Minnesota Humanities Center.  The conference center includes just a few rooms for overnight use that were of the type used by Geisinger in her memoir.

2 Comments

John Schifsky

about 8 months ago

I am interested in answering your questions. Can you provide me you email so I can contact you directly?

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