COVID-19 Updates

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, we are evaluating the situation on a day-by-day basis to help do our part in keeping Central Minnesota healthy. Please join us in praying for our community, our country and our world during this time. Click "Learn More" to follow along with updates regarding our community and events.


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 video above is a traditional blessing that the sisters sing on special occasions and in times of need. It was recorded by College of Saint Benedict President Mary Hinton in 2019. We post it now to let you know that we renew this blessing to you each day.

Susan Rudolph, OSB


Employees, We Miss You!

We are living in an uncertain time, but one thing that is certain…

Paschal Triduum Prayers From Liturgy Training Publications

Although we will not be gathering for Easter Sunday services…

Palm Sunday Moment of Prayer

Please enjoy the Sisters of Saint Benedict and CSB Campus Ministry…

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 8, 2020

In the February St. Cloud Times, we read that our nocturnal light, the moon, has a mini moon which is also orbiting the earth. The article states that the little fellow is 6 by 11 inches and it seems there is no previous history of such a body. The solar system is continuing to create objects. Creation in general continues whether we know it or not. Characteristics of our own being are probably also constantly changing. Who said the only constant in life is change? So, if you have always wanted to…why not do it now? Maybe you could make a holy hour, help at the local food bank, deliver meals on wheels, volunteer at a care center or take up the collection. Could you volunteer to just show up like the February 15th mini moon? You could lend a hand or your heart to a new project!

By Judy Kramer, OSB