Writing Our Way From Grief to Grace to Gift

Sometimes our personal, family and communal lives are filled with losses and the grief that inevitably follows. One way to face these losses is to write about them, searching for the moment of grace that makes the writing a gift to ourselves and to others. Join Sister Mara Faulkner for this writing workshop where we’ll study many examples, do guided writing, and read and respond to each other’s work. Writers at all levels and of all kinds are welcome.


We, the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn., are a monastic community of women who seek God in our daily lives according to the Gospel and the Rule of Benedict. Through our ministry of prayer, work and community living, we listen and respond to the needs of the Church and the world.

Message From the Prioress

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Instead of making a New Year’s resolution that quickly falls by the wayside, let’s spend these first weeks of January 2022 prayerfully considering how we can make changes in our lifestyle to model more mindfully the love of Christ at work in a hurting world.

Susan Rudolph, OSB

Photo of S. Susan Rudolph by S. Karen Streveler


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Prayer Requests

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Our primary work is prayer, and we include the petitions we receive in our daily prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours. We also post prayer requests on a community bulletin board seen by the sisters every day. Fill out the request form to let us know how we can hold you in prayer.

Daily Meditation for January 27, 2022

During this coldest time of the year, the adage “cold hands, warm heart” can be applied to people whose cold hands better the lives of others. Be it a parent on a snowy hill whose children are squealing with delight as they ride the snowy slope, to the many professionals whose warm hearts are expressed through their labors requiring cold hands. A few come to mind: the mail carriers going from house to house or driving from one rural box to another; the farmer hauling feed to the livestock; state troopers and first responders rescuing stranded motorists; tow trucks getting vehicles back on the road. And let’s not forget the linesmen and women out in the cold restoring electrical power after a vicious winter storm. As you add your own people who come to mind, remember them in prayer and gratitude for their warm hearts and their cold hands, reaching out to better the lives of others.

By Philip Zimmer, OSB