COVID-19 Updates

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, we are evaluating the situation on a day-by-day basis to help do our part in keeping Central Minnesota healthy. Although the governor has begun easing restrictions, there have been no changes to our policy at either Saint Benedict's Monastery or Saint Scholastica Convent. Please join us in praying for our community, our country and our world during this time. Click "Learn More" to follow along with updates regarding our community and events.


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

The video above is a traditional blessing that the sisters sing on special occasions and in times of need. It was recorded by College of Saint Benedict President Mary Hinton in 2019. We post it now to let you know that we renew this blessing to you each day.

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 May 25, 2020

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday remembering and honoring all men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces since the Civil War. This holiday originated after the Civil War to commemorate and honor the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that war.  By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died in the military service of their country. All American national cemeteries honor the deceased veterans buried there as well as remembering all the American veterans buried in foreign countries. Memorial Day is a day to remember the “gold star” veterans who gave their lives in the defense of our country. We ask a special blessing upon them and their families. We give thanks for their generous service and supreme sacrifice for our country.

By Joyce Iten, OSB