Give to the Max 2018

Save the date: Give to the Max, Minnesota's annual online giving day, will take place Thursday, November 15! This year marks Give to the Max Day's 10th anniversary! You can learn more about our ministries, goals and Give to the Max on the Mission Advancement page.


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

November 15 is Give to the Max, Minnesota’s annual online giving event.

If you would like to help us reach out to others through our ministries, please consider giving. This year, we are focusing on telephone ministry, raising money for a new system to keep us connected.

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 15, 2018

What do you think when you hear or read words like the following: “We need to compose our lives.” What does that mean? Is there really music, poetry, creativity within each of us? Can I really make a difference? Although it takes time and practice, if done from a stance of delight and openness, we can, indeed, find the music, the poetry, the creativity necessary to change and compose our lives! In a letter, penned in 1948, the universally revered Native American wisdom figure and Catholic teacher, Black Elk, manifested his own firm stance. His sad reality included massacres of his people. In a 1948 letter, Black Elk witnessed to God’s  greater reality in his life: “Now my heart is getting sad—but my heart will never turn bad. Ever since Wahan Tanka (the Lakota name for God) gave light to my heart, it stands in light without end.”

by Renée Domeier, OSB