Service Times for Advent and Christmas

Blessings on you during these holy seasons! Please join us for Eucharist this last Sunday of Advent or during Christmastide.


Photo by Nancy Bauer, OSB: Crib scene in the monastery Gathering Place


Annual Appeal 2014

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If you would like to partner with us, you can donate here to our Annual Appeal. This year our focus is raising funds to expand the work of the Common Ground Garden. You can also choose to donate to other ministries, if you prefer. Thank you!

If you have already given through Give to the Max, know that we greatly appreciate your gift.


Photography Prize

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Sister Carleen Schomer has been awarded first prize in the 2014 “Photography in the Gardens”  (adult lanscape category) sponsored by the Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society of St. Cloud, Minn.

The contest is for amateur photographers and the photo had to be taken in Munsinger or Clemens Gardens January 1 – November 7, 2014.


Sacred Heart Chapel



Celebrating 100 Years of Worship

1914 - 2014

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 December photograph, by Karen Streveler, OSB, shows a silhouette of the dome in snow.

Winter Spirituality Center Offerings!

Winter offerings at the Spirituality Center are now open for registration. Catch the "Early Bird" bargains!



Now Available

Antiphonal Silence:
Photos and Poems by Annette Brophy, OSB

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Photo by Annette Brophy, OSB

Sister Annette partners penetrating images with the artistry of words in this collection of photographs and poems.

For more information or to purchase a copy of this book, call (320) 363-4394.





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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We invite you to partner with us to help continue our mission and ministries. Click the button on the left to donate. THANK YOU!


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

Monastery Musings