The Love of Christ in the Rule of Benedict

Are you interested in learning more about what the Rule of Benedict says about the value of love? Join Sister Katherine Howard on January 23 for two short presentations on ways the Rule highlights the centrality of Christ’s love. Each presentation will be followed by some reflection time.


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

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

As we welcome the New Year, make a resolution to put some time aside, quiet your mind and be aware of God in and around you. You are God’s beloved child, give yourself permission to reflect on that and simply “be” in God’s presence.

Susan Rudolph, OSB

Photo: Dome of Sacred Heart Chapel in the stillness of the snow


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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 January 17, 2020

By now, most people know of the philanthropic efforts of Bill and Melinda Gates to give countries around the world a better chance for life. Melinda, along with her husband, Bill, have been on a mission to meet urgent needs. In her moving and compelling book THE LIFT, she and other women believe that EMPOWERING WOMEN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. The “Lift” means she is dedicated to lifting up women around the world who desperately need support. She asks the question, “How can we summon a moment of life for humanity—especially for women?” She believes that when we lift up women, we lift up humanity. Working and meeting women around the world, Melinda learned the most compelling issues that need attention, from child marriage to gender equity for women at home and in the workplace. Melinda and women she has met point out again that empowered women can and need to change the world.

By Kathryn Casper, OSB