Come & See Discernment Retreat

Single, Catholic women between the ages of 22 – 45 are invited to join us for a discernment retreat weekend from Friday, August 10, through Sunday, August 12. This is a time to meet members of our monastic community and discern with other women who are considering religious life. If you are interested and want to register, please contact Sister Lisa Rose at 320-363-7180 or


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

The Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict have worked, prayed and built a community in Central Minnesota for more than 160 years. As a Benedictine monastic community, our purpose is to seek God through prayer and ministry to others as we live Rule of Benedict.

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.

Susan Rudolph, OSB


Joan Chittister Institute for Contemporary Spirituality: A Feminist Benedictine Option

Jessie Bazan is a friend of the monastery. She recently attended…

Congratulations, Jubilarians!

Congratulations to our golden jubilarians! Sisters Christian…

First Monastic Profession

Novice Laura Suhr made first monastic profession on Wednesday,…

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 July 23 – 29

Our daily meditations will be taking a break for the summer and will resume in September. In the meantime, enjoy our weekly inspirational quotes and thoughts!