Whitby Gift Shop Now Offering Curbside Pick-Up!

We are still closed to visitors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t buy some of your favorite items from Whitby Gift Shop because we are now offering curbside pick-up! You can purchase items from 12–4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. If there is something you would like to purchase, click "Learn More" for directions on how to place an order. Thank you for supporting our sister artisans during this time! Whitby Gift Shop will be closed Saturday, July 11, for the Feast of Saint Benedict.


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

On July 11, we celebrate the Feast of St. Benedict. Our community wishes you a happy and blessed feast day.

Susan Rudolph, OSB


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Prayer Requests

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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 July 10, 2020

Michelangelo, the renowned 16th century artist, once described the task of a sculptor as that of discovering a form already hidden in the stone. He described the task not as creating something entirely new, but as revealing a potential already innate in the raw material. What would happen if parents and educators were to see their role in the formation of children in a similar way, helping children to discover and then cultivate their innate gifts and talents? What if each of us accepted as a sacred responsibility the uncovering of potential and the revealing of beauty, first in ourselves and then in those around us? If we really believe that God made every person “very good” as the Book of Genesis tells us, how might we respond to the different gifts in those around us? Valuing our differences might be one way—a way accessible to everybody—of easing the painful racial tensions in our country today.

By Delores Dufner, OSB