Three Cheers for Volunteers!



We are blessed by the many people who choose to give their time to help our sisters keep things running smoothly. Would you like to be one of them? Find out more!

Photo of volunteers helping at Gratitude Day: Jennifer Morrissette Hesse



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Sister Joan Felling (seated front row center) has retired after 23 years of service as chaplain in the Spiritual Care Department at St. Cloud Hospital. Thank you, S. Joan, and blessings on this next phase of your life.


Common Ground Garden

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If you'd like a summer that includes a plentiful supply of fresh, chemical free veggies, now is the time to become a member of  Common Ground Garden.

Photo by Kate Ritger, Garden Production Manager, shows Sister Lisa Rose blessing the broccoli.




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








Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict

We invite you to partner with us by supporting our mission and ministries. Click the link above. 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

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