Introduction to Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a simple method of silent prayer rooted in the Christian tradition. Interested in learning more about it? Join Sister Christian Morris on August 17 for this workshop, consisting of four presentations explaining the method in relationship to other forms of Christian prayer, time for questions and discussion and three 20-minute periods of Centering Prayer.


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

July is a month of celebration here at the monastery. With the rest of St. Joe, we’ll be entering into the festive spirit of the Fourth of July. On July 11, we will celebrate the Feast of Saint Benedict. This year, we are especially joyful because Sister Nina Lasceski makes her perpetual monastic profession on that date. Finally, on July 21, we honor the sisters making their Golden (50th) Jubilee this year. Truly, we have much to be thankful for and much to celebrate.

Susan Rudolph, OSB

Photograph by Sister Nancy Bauer: Dome  and fireworks


Golden Jubilee Celebration

We will celebrate the Golden Jubilees of Sisters Judith Huber,…

2019 Mother Benedicta Riepp Award

We are pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2019…

Saint Brigid of Kildare Monastery Profession

Mother Benedicta Riepp, the founder of Saint Benedict’s Monastery,…

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 22 – 26

Our daily meditations will be taking a break for the summer and will resume in September. In the meantime, enjoy our weekly inspirational quotes and thoughts!