Mother Benedicta Riepp Award

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Congratulations to Janice (Jan) Hoelscher, 2017 recipient of the Mother Benedicta Riepp Award. The award, which is named for the sisters' foundress, recognizes a woman who lives out Gospel and Benedictine values in her daily life.

Here We Stand: Reforming Anew

Catholics and Lutherans in Dialogue


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Dr. Kathryn Johnson: Keynote Speaker

Saturday, September 9, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Gorecki Conference and Dining Center, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, Minn.

Calling Catholics, Lutherans and anyone interested in being part of an ecumenical conversation to mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation.

Places limited. Register online now!

Related events taking place on September 8 and 10, please check those out too. Contact Carla Durand at for more information.




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

Benedictine Women Service Corps Bloggers 2016-17

Share the experiences of the three women serving as BWSC volunteers this year. Mo Shannon (top), Erin Carey (middle) and Bethany Purkapile (bottom) will be blogging each week about how the year is unfolding. Blogs published on the monastery blogspot on Thursdays.

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Photo: Tammy Shoemaker, OSB

Monastery Musings