School of Benedictine Spirituality

We invite you to become a participant in the School of Benedictine Spirituality, along with other seekers wishing to explore the dynamic world of the Benedictine Way. The school offers courses on Benedictine values, lectio divina, praying the psalms and other topics.


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.

Meet Our Prioress, Sister Susan Rudolph

Welcome to our new website! The Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict have worked, prayed and built a community in Central Minnesota for more than 160 years. As a Benedictine monastic community, our purpose is to seek God through prayer and ministry to others as we live the Rule of Benedict.

Learn more about Sister Susan Rudolph!

Sister Susan Rudolph was installed as the 17th prioress of Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict on June 4, 2017. Learn more about the installation process with this video created by Sister Nina Lasceski.


Easter Services

You are invited to join us to celebrate Passion Sunday and the…

Job Opportunities: Wellness Activity Assistant

We are hiring a part-time wellness activity assistant to assist…

School of Benedictine Spirituality: Praying the Psalms - CLASS FILLED

The School of Benedictine Spirituality: Praying the Psalms class…

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 Friday, March 16

Along with the green beer, Irish step-dancing and singing old Irish songs, St. Patrick’s Day also has a serious side. St. Patrick is the patron of Ireland, but his first introduction to that land occurred at the age of 16, when he was kidnapped from his home in Britain and sold there as a slave. He spent six years in slavery before escaping to France. There he became a priest. Some years later, he had a dream in which the Irish people invited him back. He returned to the land of his oppressors, to devote himself to their conversion. For 30 years, he was a wandering Bishop, his life a legend. But remember that he had previously been the victim of Irish injustice and cruelty. His love overcame the anger and resentment in his heart, and he was able to forgive. Who in our own lives need to be forgiven?

Mary Jackle, OSB