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. 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 March 31, 2020

Lent is a time to grow in trusting God’s eternal love for us. It is not a time for a brutal examination of conscience that leads to shame or despair. Nor is it about earning God’s love. It is not because of anything we do, but only because of God’s gift to us. The Lenten journey is a time that can lead us to a place of deeper inner freedom and acceptance of God’s livening forgiveness. Gracious acceptance of God’s love for us may help understanding the truth of who we are with all our petty flaws. Scripture tells us: “For it is by grace that you are saved” and this is not from ourselves, it is a gift of God’s love for us. And always we can begin again each day.

By Kate Casper, OSB