Mount Benedict Monastery Joins Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict

The seven Sisters of Mount Benedict Monastery in Ogden, Utah, transferred their membership to the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn., in a ceremony on Saturday, November 20, 2010. Sisters will continue to provide a Benedictine monastic presence at the monastery's current location in Ogden.

St. Benedict's Foundation

St. Benedict's Foundation will continue as an independent, nonprofit ministry of the Sisters. Funds from the foundation are awarded to agencies that help women, children and families in Northern Utah. To access the Web pages of St. Benedict's Foundation, click here.

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Six of the Sisters of Mount Benedict Monastery continue to live the Benedictine way of life on the monastery campus in Ogden, focusing on prayer, community and work.

If you would like to learn more about becoming an Oblate and living the Benedictine way of life with a special connection to our location in Utah, contact Sister Mary Zenzen at 801-479-6030.

Saint Benedict's Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota

We invite you to explore this Web site and learn more about the Utah Sisters' new community. It was, in fact, the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict who first sent Sisters to Ogden in 1944 in response to a request from city and county officials for Sisters to build and operate St. Benedict's Hospital. All six Sisters remaining in Utah made their original professions with the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict.

Over the years, the Sisters' ministry expanded to include parish work, education, chaplaincy and other ministries in addition to health care. In 1994, Mount Benedict Monastery became an independent monastery and built its current facilities. Although no longer autonomous, the Sisters are pleased to be able to continue their ministry of service and presence in Ogden.

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