Ancestors in Faith: Mother's Day Reflection

Mothers, grandmothers, godmothers: Join us for this virtual morning retreat on Saturday, May 8, to reflect on, share about and celebrate the vocation of motherhood! Join facilitator Clarey McInerny, OblSB, CSB alumna, and other mother figures to treat yourself to a morning of presentations, prayer and interaction celebrating the joys and challenges of your special vocational call.


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

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.(1Peter 1:3)

The Easter season, a period 50 days spanning Easter to Pentecost, is the time to praise God for the marvelous gift of the Resurrection. Each day, set aside a few moments to thank God for this greatest of all miracles and to remember how it has transformed human life and helped us to understand that death is not the end. Christ is risen! Alleluia!

Susan Rudolph, OSB

Photo: Butterfly, symbol of the Resurrection


Spirituality Center●Studium Offerings: May 2021

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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 April 15, 2021

The hub of a small village in years past was often the railroad station. For the boys playing marbles in the sand near the tracks, it was a pretty quiet place until the train whistle blew. Then the gates would swing down and kids quickly scatter to safety. Simultaneously, the attendant would come out of the station with others to await arrivals. Others clasped a ticket to board the train. Occasionally, a uniformed service man would descend the steps to the clapping excitement of all. Reunions of family members were joyous even for those unrelated. Before the “all aboard” was called by the conductor, departing passengers reached out for one last hand shake or hug. This pause between arrival and departure focused entirely on close relationships. One wonders in our race against time if we lose that privileged encounter with the special people in our lives. What makes us pause with loved ones?

By Ruth Feeney, OSB