Prayerful Pause: Advent Tending

Are you feeling overwhelmed simply at the thought of the busyness of the approaching holiday season? Consider taking time to pause during Advent to share prayer, a warm meal and fellowship, as well as spending time with a spiritual companion in "Prayerful Pause: Advent Tending," a program offered by the Spirituality Center●Studium.


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

Give to the Max, Minnesota’s annual online giving event, is now complete.

This year, we are raising money for outreach ministries, focusing on telephone ministry.

Midnight – $63,320 raised through incentive gifts/Give to the Max page

– approximately $11,000 raised through other credit card and offline donations

Final total will be shared soon.

Thank you for Giving to the Max!

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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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 November 19, 2018

Keeping a simple four-letter reminder before one constantly—KYMS (Keep Your Mouth Shut)—is one of the ways to navigate in a world that is full of mere opinions, unresearched half-truths, loud-mouthed adherents of one cause or another. One needs to listen and to judge, to question and to search, to be an advocate of the one who “puts his money where his mouth is.” Maybe KYMS is not such a bad reminder, i.e. “to keep my mouth shut” temporarily until prayer and Scripture can influence words we speak or hear. Who wants to be a will-‘o-the wisp that follows every deception noised abroad in our wordy society?  That is not the truth that sets us free! Not the magician who releases us from the spell cast upon us in our current situation! Gullibility is not the way to go.

by Renée Domeier, OSB