Five Sisters (pictured below) celebrate their Golden Jubilee this year: 50 years of commitment to monastic life. Friday, July 18, Sisters celebrated with them at a festive Evening Prayer and meal. Sunday, July 20, family and friends joined the monastic community for a celebratory Eucharist at which the jubilarians renewed their monastic promises. [Photo: Nancy Bauer, OSB]
Seated - Maribeth Theis, OSB. Standing (l to r) Ann Marie Biermaier, OSB; Ruth Feeney, OSB; Michaela Hedican, OSB; Mariterese Woida, OSB
Sacred Heart Chapel
Celebrating 100 Years of Worship
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!
- 2014: Sisters Celebrating a Jubilee
- Called to Serve: S. Karen Rose
- Sister Karen: Profession Blog
- Sisters & St. Cloud Hospital: Frozen in Time
- Sisters Online
- Obituary: Elizabeth (Donald) Gruenes, OSB
- Obituary: Marion (Clara) Zimmerman, OSB
- Obituary: Monique (Edvare) Valville, OSB
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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:
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.
Christina Désert:2013-14 BWSC volunteer