Spiritual R & R Day – Registration Reopened

Two spots have opened up for the Spiritual R & R Day next Thursday, August 18. This is a popular offering and space fills quickly, so consider joining us and gifting yourself with some much needed rest and relaxation.

The Spiritual R & R Day offers time and space for quiet prayer, reflection, reading, walking, resting, and meeting with a spiritual director if desired. Group prayer begins and ends the day. Midday prayer with the sisters in the Oratory and noon meal with the sisters at the monastery are optional.


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

August is the month when we traditionally express our gratitude for the support given to our sisters by you, our friends. This August is no different: Thank you for sharing your prayers, your gifts, your time and your talent with our community. Blessings!


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 August 8–14, 2022

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