Artistic Tools for Meditation

Join Sister Mary Jane Berger to learn and practice three different ways of artistic means to meditation, including adult coloring, Bible journaling and Zendoodle/Zentangle designs. Come for one, two or all three sessions! A light meal will be provided within each session.


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 fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22

September is the month when, in the northern hemisphere, we see nature’s bounty reach its fullness. Pause for a moment to look around and give thanks for God’s goodness.

In this month of fruitfulness, may you feel the Spirit at work in your life and experience in abundance the fruits of the Spirit, which St. Paul promises.

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.

Weekly Meditation for September 9 – 13

Our daily meditations took a break for the summer and will resume September 23. In the meantime, enjoy this week’s inspirational quote!