Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat

Have you been looking for an opportunity to practice Centering Prayer? Join Sister Katherine Howard for the Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat, a 10-day all-silent retreat with multiple periods of Centering Prayer and one teaching session each day. If you haven't practiced Centering Prayer before but are curious, consider joining us later this summer for Introduction to Centering Prayer, taught by Sister Christian Morris.


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

Blessings on you this Eastertide, the period of 50 days which spans Easter Day to Pentecost. It is one of the most the most joyful times in the Church’s year, although it can seem difficult to celebrate in a world torn apart by terrorism and natural disasters. Yet we are an Easter people, called to proclaim the wonder of the Risen Christ. What will you do in these 50 days to make Christ’s love visible in this world?

Susan Rudolph, OSB


Monastery Musings: April 2019

The April edition of Monastery Musings is now available to read…

Benedictine Sisters and Friends Spring 2019

The spring 2019 edition of Benedictine Sisters and Friends is…

2019 Mother Benedicta Riepp Award

The Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict are seeking nominations…

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.

Weekly Meditation for May 20 – 24

Our daily meditations will be taking a break for the summer and will resume in September. In the meantime, enjoy our weekly inspirational quotes and thoughts!