Mother Benedicta Riepp Award

We are currently seeking nominations for the 13th annual Mother Benedicta Riepp Award. This award, named after our foundress, honors a lay woman who has a relationship with the sisters and whose life exemplifies Benedictine and Gospel values. Do you know somebody deserving of this award? Submit a nomination! Nominations are due Friday, June 7, 2019.


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

Blessings on you this Eastertide, the period of 50 days which spans Easter Day to Pentecost. It is one of the most the most joyful times in the Church’s year, although it can seem difficult to celebrate in a world torn apart by terrorism and natural disasters. Yet we are an Easter people, called to proclaim the wonder of the Risen Christ. What will you do in these 50 days to make Christ’s love visible in this world?

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.


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2019 Mother Benedicta Riepp Award

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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 April 24, 2019

There is a Serbian proverb that says, “Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.” Just think: If being made of earth should help us to be humble, it must be because the earth is so blessed and so are we. The earth gives beauty for the eyes and the soul. It gives food to nourish our body. It gives us a place to call home. When you think of this, doesn’t it make you feel grateful? Gratitude is also part of being humble. And then there are the stars that make us noble. When the sky is clear at night and we can admire the stars, they might make us noble, but admiring their beauty and mystery can also help to make us humble in another fine way—we share their beauty and mystery and their nobility because we are all part of God’s creation.

by Stefanie Weisgram