Welcome to you! You have taken a big step in your discernment process just by visiting this Vocations section of our Web site. We want you to feel at ease as you communicate with and learn about us and our monastic community. All of your communications will be held in confidentiality.

We are a monastic community of women dedicated to the life of prayer, community and work. Founded in 1857, the Sisters follow the Rule of Benedict and respond to the needs of the church and the world. We invite you to come pray with us, visit our sacred spaces, and learn more about our Benedictine life.

Experience A Saturday in the Monastery 

Are you interested in seeing what monastic life is like at Saint Benedict's Monastery? If so, come and experience a Saturday in the monastery! Single, Catholic women under the age of 45 are invited to join us for a day that includes the opportunity to attend Eucharist with the sisters, enjoy a meal in the dining room, take a tour of our sacred spaces, enjoy a walk on our campus and ask questions of the sisters.

Saturday, January 13 | 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 10 | 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 | 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 14 | 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The R.S.V.P. deadline is the Thursday before each date. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Sister Lisa Rose at (320) 363-7180 or lrose@csbsju.edu.


“I chose to discern religious life because I felt the call to give more of my time, effort and prayer to God and to the people of God. I also want to further deepen my personal spiritual life, and Saint Benedict’s has been the perfect place to do so.” Julianne Gilbert, OSB

 “I realized early in life that ‘things’ were not the answer, and have always understood why people might enter religious life. I resisted it for myself for many years; the real influence was my clearer experience and realization that is was not about what I wanted but what God wanted for me.” Karen Rose, OSB

Sister Karen's Perpetual Monastic Profession was held on July 11, 2012, and Sister Julianne's on July 11, 2013.



To learn more about Sister Karen Rose's discernment journey, read her blog.