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St Scholastica Monastery, Fort Smith

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The Saint Scholastica Convent, now the Saint Scholastica Monastery, is a historic religious facility at 1301 South Albert Pike Avenue in Fort Smith, Arkansas. It is a large multi-winged brick and masonry complex with Late Gothic Revival architecture, five stories in height, set on a large landscaped property behind Trinity Junior High School. The building was designed by Oklahoma City architect F. W. Redlich, and was built in 1923-24. It originally housed living quarters for the convent as well as a chapel and school; the school closed in 1969, and the academic space is now leased to the Trinity School.
The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
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  • The retreat was refreshing, the monastery and ground are beautiful. It's a great way to get away an reconnet with god. I highly recommend.  more »
  • This is a gorgeous and gigantic monastary that leaves you feeling quite small when you stand looking skyward on this Neogothic structure. A lovely historic place with large grounds and a very peaceful atmosphere. Enjoyed my visit and the feelings it evoked!
  • The Christian atmosphere is thick on this mountain top retreat center. Where all who attend can grow in an awareness of who they are as well as in the knowledge of the Good News that we have been redeemed and forgiven through Christ out of God's immeasurable generosity. The staff provided the nourishment I needed. The grounds are beautiful. There is a sense of order and harmony throughout the entire campus. I especially loved walking the beautifully kept labyrinth.

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