Prayer in Troubled Times: A Plea for Dignity and Justice for All

You are invited to join us for a free series of virtual Evening Prayer services, praying for the needs of the church and world in these troubled times. This second prayer service focuses on praying for racial inequalities and pleading for dignity and justice for all God's people. It will be published at 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 20. Please join us!


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

The school year has now begun. So far, our neighbors, the College of Saint Benedict seem to be doing well. Please continue to pray for them and for all teachers, students and staff as they continue to find creative ways to continue  learning in these days of COVID-19 restrictions.

Susan Rudolph, OSB


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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 September 18, 2020

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou. Everyone would agree that this has been a different sort of summer; life has changed in ways we could never have imagined, causing anxiety, uncertainty and unrest. Yet there have been gifts. The pace of life has slowed, allowing more time for reflection, and nature seems to have reclaimed its rightful place in the world. Butterflies have graced the monastery campus in abundance, a symbol of hope as we make our way through all the challenges life brings at the moment. Butterflies don’t just happen. They go through four stages to reach maturity: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and finally butterfly. Maybe these difficult days we’re experiencing now are formative stages and the end result will be a world inhabited by people as beautiful as a butterfly. Let’s hope!

By Karen Rose, OSB