Prayer, Work &
Community Living

responding to the needs
of the Church & the world

Our Mission

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.

Prayer Requests

As a Benedictine monastic community, a significant part of our mission is prayer. Is there someone or something you would like us to pray for? You’re invited to share your special intentions with us. You will be remembered during our daily prayer of Liturgy of the Hours, and your request will be shared on a community bulletin board seen by the sisters every day.

It is our privilege to pray for you. God bless you!

Karen Rose

Message From the Prioress

“Let all the guests at their arrival be received as Christ.” (Rule of Benedict, Ch. 53).

Hospitality is at the core of Benedictine life, and we welcome you to visit our sacred spaces. This summer, the main entrance to the monastery, through the Gathering Place, will be open from
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Welcome!

Prioress Karen Rose, OSB


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Happening at the Monastery

Antiphons for Singing • Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Guests are invited to the Spirituality Center for “Antiphons for Singing,” facilitated by Delores Dufner, OSB, on July 31, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. We will sing selections from Sing of God’s Goodness, Volume Two, a 2024 GIA publication by Christine Manderfeld, OSB. In this volume, two of Sister Christine’s 36 original antiphons are matched with each of 16 favorite psalms and two canticles. Original, easy-to-sing psalm tones are provided for all the psalms and canticles. Musicians, liturgists and all who love to sing God’s praise are welcome.

Registration is due Tuesday, July 23.

Weekly Meditation, June 10 to June 14, 2024

A change of pace is a welcome thing, especially when accompanied by seasonal change. And when the seasons change, so do we. Our team of writers will be having a change of pace this summer and will be back with daily meditations in fall. Until then, please enjoy our weekly meditations. We pray that your spirits and ours will be renewed.