Sacred Pause Lenten Prayer | Virtual

Take time for yourself in the sacred season of Lent to gather and share common prayer of lectio divina (prayerful reading) using the Gospels of the Sundays of Lent. You also have the opportunity to meet with a sister spiritual companion for 30 minutes each week of Lent.

This offering is virtual, so participants will need access to a computer with camera, smart phone, tablet or any other device with Zoom capability.


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

It’s been a challenging winter. The long nights and wintry weather can be depressing. If that describes you, and you’re feeling in need of support, scroll down and send a prayer request. Sister Lois Wedl (pictured) is waiting to receive it and our sisters are waiting to pray for you.


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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 February 8, 2023

Have you ever watched a weaver at work? Even when you know very little about weaving, it’s obvious that you need both warp and woof—both vertical and horizontal threads—to produce a fabric of cloth. The fabric of human life is similar to a fabric of cloth in some very basic ways. Think of the warp or vertical threads as our relationship with God, and the woof or horizontal threads as our relationship with self, other people, and the rest of creation. When the threads of our lives are integrated and the tension is right, the horizontal threads interlace smoothly and beautifully with the vertical. Love of God (like the warp) and love of neighbor (like the woof) are part of the same fabric, so closely related that we experience them as two aspects of the same love. When we neglect either the horizontal or the vertical, or when we try to keep them separate, then the fabric of life begins to unravel. How well integrated are the threads of my life-fabric?

By Delores Dufner, OSB