Rule of Benedict Scroll Displayed in Gathering Place

In 2020, a letterpress-printed scroll of the Rule of St. Benedict was produced by Richard Bresnahan, pottery director at Saint John’s University, and Mary Bruno, local artist and owner of Bruno Press. It measures 32’ long and contains 36 pages.

The scroll is available to view in the Gathering Place of Saint Benedict’s Monastery throughout the entire month of July. You are invited to come marvel over every intricate detail for yourself!

The Gathering Place is open to visitors from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every day.


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

“Listen with the ear of your heart!” (Prologue, Rule of Benedict) 

Sisters Bridgette Powers and Laura Suhr, having followed St. Benedict’s advice to listen, are following God’s call to monastic life. They make perpetual monastic profession on July 11, the Feast of Saint Benedict. Please hold them in your prayers.


Photo: Sister Nancy Bauer


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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 July 4–10, 2022

Our writers are off for the summer! Please enjoy these weekly meditations until we resume our daily meditations in the fall. Blessings!