School of Benedictine Spirituality: Living Benedictine Values

School is in session! This course introduces the Rule of Benedict as a guide to living a committed life which integrates Gospel values such as prayer, hospitality, community, respect for all creation and beauty. Benedictine spiritual practices such as Liturgy of the Hours, lectio divina and spiritual companioning will be introduced. Interested? Click "Learn More" for more information or to register!


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 October 24, we celebrate the anniversary of the consecration and dedication of Sacred Heart Chapel. This year, we are inviting you to share this special feast with us by submitting prayer requests. Some of you may receive a card with a prayer request form to return. If you are not on our mailing list, please use the form located below on this page. It will be our joy to pray for you and your requests.

Susan Rudolph, OSB

Sister Susan Rudolph was installed as the 17th prioress of Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict on June 4, 2017. Learn more about the installation process with this video created by Sister Nina Lasceski.


Anniversary of the Dedication of Sacred Heart Chapel

Sacred Heart Chapel was dedicated in 1914 on completion of the…

"A Crucial Midterm Pivot"

The Sisters of Saint Benedict are members of the Leadership Conference…

New Blog: "Apprehend God in All Things"

"Apprehend God in All Things," written by Sister Trish Dick,…

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 October 15, 2018

Sometimes we just need a break. No matter how much we love our job, the people we work with or the schedule we keep, the sheer routine eventually begins to erode our sense of peace and contentment. Even Jesus needed to get away. Remember the times he left the crowd and went off to pray or be by himself? He needed rest to rejuvenate and continue doing the work of God. He needed silence and distance from the crowds who wanted to make him king, heal more people or eat more loaves and fishes. Jesus taught his disciples to take time to become more intimate with God, dwelling on their mission, and understanding the love among Jesus, God and the Spirit. They followed him to the mountains but were not always willing to change their lives. Perhaps, we, too, need extra time to know our hearts and be ready to follow Jesus.

by Mary Jane Berger, OSB