Entries by Amanda Hackett

St. Joseph Winterwalk

The city of St. Joseph will be hosting its 10th annual Winterwalk from 4–8 p.m. on Friday, December 6. Stop by the Art and Heritage Place to do some Christmas shopping at Whitby Gift Shop and view the one-of-a-kind needlework exhibit at the museum, which will close December 21, 2019! Other activities include live music, […]

Sister Mara Faulkner Featured in Lyricality Article

Sister Mara Faulkner, a poet, literature and writing instructor, was recently featured in an article published by Lyricality. In this article written by Oblate Tracy Rittmueller, S. Mara reflects on the “humble practice of questioning our own ideas.” If you are interested in taking a writing course taught by Sister Mara, check out our upcoming […]

It Was All A Bit Foreign

Years back, I had just returned home after living out of country when a family in town invited me into their home. You see, they had a foreign exchange student and wanted me to “bridge the gap” so to speak. As I had acquired new language skills, I thought I might be of some help. […]

New Blog: “It Was All A Bit Foreign”

Blog Title: It Was All A Bit Foreign Author: Kathleen Kjolhaug, OblSB Mothers and fathers often have different styles of parenting. In today’s blog, Oblate Kathleen Kjolhaug compares parenting styles between earthly parents and of our Heavenly Father. Check back every Tuesday and Thursday to read new blogs written by sisters, oblates and other monastery […]

Job Opportunities

We have a variety of available opportunities to join our compassionate teams at Saint Benedict’s Monastery and Saint Scholastica Convent! We are currently hiring for: Certified Nursing Assistants As part of a dedicated and compassionate team of caregivers, nursing assistants provide direct personal care and health-related services to sister residents. There are sign-on bonuses for […]

THANK YOU! Give to the Max Update

We are pleased to announce that due to your generosity and confidence in us, we have exceeded our goal of $70,000 in this year’s Give to the Max campaign! These funds will help us move forward into the future as we aim to expand and develop various outreach ministries, including the Benedictine Live-In Experience, choice […]

Advent Opportunities

Grow your faith and experience Advent more fully with us this year! We have plenty of opportunities: Join us for one of our Advent Sunday services. We will meet in the Gathering Place to light the Advent candles before processing into Sacred Heart Chapel for Eucharist. Sign up to receive Advent Inspiration. These weekly reflections […]

Last Chance to Visit “It’s All God’s Work!”

If you haven’t yet had the chance to view “It’s All God’s Work” at the monastery museum, the time to do so is NOW! This exhibit will be open until December 21, 2019. You’ll be able to relish in the beauty of Saint Benedict’s art needlework department, which was active for 101 years. Many items […]

Listening in Silence

“On account of the importance of silence, let permission to speak seldom be granted even to perfect disciples.” Rule of Saint Benedict I first visited a Benedictine monastery in 1954. What struck me most was the gentle and relaxed silence of that place. There were designated times and spaces where one did not speak. There […]


Have you also wondered how and when we began to become so polarized, so divided, as a people in our so-called United States? Or how our Statue of Liberty’s message is no longer true of our country’s emphasis? We seem more and more given to reject rather than accept refugees, immigrants, the tired, the poor, […]