Christ and Evolution

How do we understand and experience Christ in evolving creation? What does it mean for our daily lives? Join Sister Katherine Howard on October 22 to learn about and discuss these questions. There will be two presentations, as well as personal reflection time followed with shared insights.


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

“I rejoiced when they said to me,
  ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’” Psalm 122: 1-2

Have you ever experienced walking into a place and feeling deep inside that you are somewhere holy? Sacred Heart Chapel is one of those places. On October 24 each year, we celebrate the the dedication of this beautiful building. We remember with gratitude the faith of our foremothers who built it and the generations of sisters and guests who have worshiped there. I invite you to give thanks with us for the sacred places and spaces in your life.

Susan Rudolph, OSB



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Prayer Requests

We would like to hear from you!

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 October 18, 2019

“Anyone can be happy when they get what they want; the challenge is to stay grateful and peaceful even when the world around you feels crazy and dangerous and horrible.” This observation is from Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the book and film Eat, Pray, Love. It is the story of a young woman whose life became troubled, leaving her deeply depressed. Eventually, she got an assignment to write about travel, so she ate her way through Italy, learned to pray at an Ashram in India and fell in love in Indonesia. This could be a hint about how to stay grateful and peaceful, even at home. Hint 1: EAT could include cooking favorite foods,  trying new ethnic treats, entertaining friends. Hint 2: PRAY encourages us to take time every day to cultivate a relationship with God, perhaps make a retreat. Hint 3: LOVE by taking new people into your orbit and lavishing interest, care and companionship on those around you.

by Mary Jackle, OSB