Mother Benedicta Riepp Award

The Sisters of the Order of the Saint Benedict are seeking nominations for the 2018 Mother Benedicta Riepp Award. This award, named after our foundress, was established to honor a lay woman who has a relationship with the sisters and exemplifies Benedictine and Gospel values in her daily life. Do you know someone who fits the bill? Send us a nomination!


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 Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict have worked, prayed and built a community in Central Minnesota for more than 160 years. As a Benedictine monastic community, our purpose is to seek God through prayer and ministry to others as we live Rule of Benedict.

Sister Susan Rudolph was installed as the 17th prioress of Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict on June 4, 2017. Learn more about the installation process with this video created by Sister Nina Lasceski.

Susan Rudolph, OSB


Sunset Drive Garden Registration Open!

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Monastery Musings - April 2018

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Benedictine Sisters & Friends Magazine - New Issue!

Our spring 2018 issue of Benedictine Sisters & Friends is…

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.

Weekly Meditation for May 21 – 27

Our daily meditations will be taking a break for the summer and will resume in September. In the meantime, enjoy our weekly inspirational quotes and thoughts!