Installation of Prioress for Karen Rose, OSB

Sister Karen Rose will be installed as the 18th prioress of Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, Minn., on Sunday, June 4, 2023, during a private Rite of Installation ceremony in Sacred Heart Chapel. The public is invited to attend a Eucharist celebrating the installation at 1:30 p.m. on June 4, followed by a reception from 3–5 p.m. in the Gathering Place. Eucharist will be livestreamed.


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

Come Holy Spirit, be our guide!


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Prayer Requests

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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 May 30, 2023

“If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts.” Where will you hear God’s voice today? It may be in the silence of a prayer time—when you are very attentive to the Word of God. It may be in the cry of a small child, the smile of a grandparent, or words spoken to you by a friend! How will those who meet you hear God’s voice? Will it be a kind invitation to share a meal, or a word of encouragement when the person has just received some bad news? It may be your nonverbal gentleness and compassion reaching out to someone in need. This week, be aware of the messages you give to others, the messages you receive from others, and also the messages you give yourself. Are you aware of how much you are loved and how lovable you are? Listen!

by a Sister of St. Benedict