National Catholic Sisters Week
The first ever National Catholic Sisters Week is underway. Funded by the Conrad Hilton Foundation, it's the public face of SisterStory, a project intended to make the inspring stories of women's religious communities in the US known to a wider audience. Sisters from 150 communities togther with a student from a "sister" college were invited for the inaugural weekend (March 7-9) held at St. Catherine's University, St. Paul, Minn. (Pictured left to right are S. Karen Rose, S. Lois Wedl and student Katherine Redmon who attended from Saint Benedict's Monastery and College of Saint Benedict)
Sacred Heart Chapel
A Place of Worship for 100 Years
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. This month's photograph, from our archive, shows the original interior of the Chapel.
Nun Banquet - You're Invited!
If you can't come, you can still join with us to make a difference in the lives of people in Central Minnesota. Send donations to the Development Office (Nun Banquet), Saint Benedict's Monastery, 104 Chapel Lane, St. Joseph, MN 56374.
2013/14 Annual Appeal
Please consider a donation to help maintain a landmark in the area - the dome of Sacred Heart Chapel.
In 2014 we celebrate the 100th annivesary of the building of the Sacred Heart Chapel. Time has caused the fabric of the building to deteriorate. The estimate for all the work that needs to be done is $330,000. If you are able to help, we would greatly appreciate your support. Thank you!
New! 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.
Lent will soon be with us. Consider one of the Lenten offerings. We'd love to welcome you!
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!
- "Sale" into Spring!
- Inspire Your Spirit
- Invitation to China
- National Catholic Sisters Week
- Registration Open - "Girls God and Good Times"
- Walk in God's Love This Lent
- Obituary: Dorothy (Jolenta) Eisold, OSB
- Obituary: Jeannette (Loyola) Klassen, OSB
- Obituary: Marion (Mary Louise) Sauer, OSB
- Obituary: Martina (Agatha) Schindler, OSB
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:
BWSC: 2014 Application Guidelines
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Christina Désert: Working to Share Benedictine Values
Follow her blog here, as she experiences a 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