First Monastic Profession

The Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict are delighted to announce that, on July 11, Feast of St. Benedict, novices Angela McCormick (l) and Nina Lasceski made first monastic profession. They have each made profession for a period of three years during which time they will continue to discern with the community their call to monastic life.

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Photo: Nancy Bauer, OSB


Sacred Heart Chapel

Celebrating 100 Years of Worship

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Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict's Monastery, was built in 1914. In this centenary year, each month a photograph of the chapel will be featured on our home page. Our July photograph shows summer storm cloud accumulation over the dome in 1995--a common sight in the summer of 2014 as well!




March-August Spirituality Center Retreats and Programs

The spring-summer list of programs and retreats being offered at the monastery's Spirituality Center is now available on-line and by mail. Click here to learn more about our programs.





According to St. Benedict, guests are never lacking in a monastery. Be our guest as you take a virtual tour of the monastery. Welcome!






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Sister Karen Rose chronicled her final six months prior to her Perpetual Monastic Profession July 11, 2012. Read about her journey via her blog, here:

One Woman's Journey



Christina Désert: Working to Share Benedictine Values

Christina reflects on her year of service in Bristow, Va.

Follow her blog here, and share her experiences during her year serving in the ministries of the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, Bristow, Va. She is working with women and children through BARN, a transitional housing program and also with BEACON, a literacy program for adult immigrants and others who are working toward achieving a GED.

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Christina Désert:2013-14 BWSC volunteer

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