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.


Job Opportunities: Certified Nursing Assistant

We are hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time certified…

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…

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 March 19, 2018

All the people I have listened to recently are asking, “why do we need guns?” Another question that has surfaced is “why would an ordinary family have an automatic rifle with the ability to shoot many rounds of bullets, in their home?” If it is fear, what is it in the American psyche that has made fear its ruling mode of operation? What has brought us to this point of being so fearful? Following those questions, what are some ways we can cut through the fear and start being more trusting of the other? What can we as families do to shift the focus to being more loving and inclusive? To what help can I avail myself when I get distressed or frustrated, so I can become the loving person that I want to be for those around me. How can I teach my friends and children to become more kind and compassionate?  To start with, truly listen to each other. Be interested.

Josue Behnen, OSB