The Sacred TRIDUUM

Walk with Jesus from the table of the Last Supper to the foot of the cross and to the empty tomb! In this virtual retreat led by Sister Julie Schleper, you will experience the extravagant love and mercy of God in the readings of the liturgical mysteries, along with a daily reflection, on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, leading to the Easter Vigil. Please join us!


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

“There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1.

Every season has its place, whether it be the seasons of the year or the seasons of the Church. As we welcome Lent, let’s do so with willing hearts. Lent (which comes from the Anglo-Saxon meaning ‘spring’) isn’t a time to approach with dread, it’s a time to think about how we can live in a better and more meaningful way so that we ready ourselves for that greatest of celebrations of life, Easter.

Susan Rudolph, OSB

Photo: Sister Mary Catherine Holicky (spring buds in monastery court)


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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 February 25, 2021

In the 176 years it took to build the Tower of Pisa, many efforts were made to correct its “tilt,” but nothing succeeded because it was built on an unstable foundation. During this present time, a similar “instability” may affect our own lives, as we experience the pandemic as well as issues of racial injustice, climate change and political unrest. Daily news reports about the many serious issues needing attention in our country and world may shake the very foundation on which we are standing. What is the foundation in your life that keeps you standing strong during these difficult times? Is it a good family or a faithful friend? Is it a deep trust in the goodness of humankind? Does your faith in a loving God provide a sturdy rock for you to stand on? Today, take time to say “thank you” to whoever or whatever provides a strong foundation for your life!

By Mary Weidner, OSB