Come and See Discernment Retreat Weekend

Single, Catholic women between the ages of 22 – 45 are invited to join us for a discernment retreat weekend from July 20 – 22. This is a time to meet members of our monastic community and discern with other women who are considering religious life. A variety of opportunities for prayer and activities are planned for the weekend. Click "Learn More" for more information!


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


Monastery Musings - May 2018

The official start of summer is just around the corner, and there…

Come & See Discernment Retreat Weekend

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Sunset Drive Garden Registration Open!

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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.

Weekly Meditation for June 18 – 24

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!