Entries by Amanda Motz

Job Opportunity: Food Services/Dining Room Assistant

We are hiring a food services/dining room assistant to help serve our sisters at Saint Benedict’s Monastery. This position is temporary and expected to last through mid-August. It will be full-time day shifts (32 – 40 hours/week). Responsibilities include helping the cook on duty meet the food needs of the monastic community and setting up […]

My Philosophy on Aging

I perceive aging as a normal facet of the total process of life. I envision it to have its own distinctive challenges, frustrations and rewards. I believe that the attitude with which one approaches his/her own aging and how one relates to this growth process in others is a significant indicator of how one views […]

No Separation, Here!

Pope Francis never fails to both inspire and challenge me! Recently, I read his short message on faithfulness. He invited his hearers to ask themselves “…how am I faithful? Let us take the question with us to think about during the day: how am I faithful to Christ? Am I able to make my faith […]

Job Opportunities: Cook Assistant

We are hiring a cook assistant to help serve our sisters at Saint Scholastica Convent. The position is a part-time day shift and requires working every other weekend and every other holiday. We will train the right candidate! Apply for this position! View all open positions! 

Sunset Drive Garden Registration Open!

Would you like to grow your own favorite vegetables or flowers, but don’t have a place to do so? Rent a plot from the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict’s community garden, located on the monastery property, west of the big barn (former Common Ground Garden). Registration is now open! For more information, call (320) […]

Girls, God and Good Times Camp: Spots Still Available!

Do you know any girls in 4th – 11th grade who would enjoy a Benedictine camp experience, complete with swimming, campfires, crafts and meeting new friends? There are a still a few openings for the June and July Girls, God and Good Times Camp! To learn more, visit the 3G page or contact Sister Lisa Kittock at lkittock@csbsju.edu.

We’ve Always Done It This Way

How often have you heard the phrase, “We’ve always done it this way”? I have an idea that the phrase dates back hundreds of years. You may hear it at family gatherings, at work and yes, we do hear it at the monastery. The phrase could actually have multiple meanings. “We’ve always done it this […]

Monastery Musings – April 2018

With our Easter liturgies, the opening of the Haehn Museum’s new exhibit and celebrating our wonderful volunteers, April sure was a busy month! Read all about it in April’s “Monastery Musings.” If you would like to be added to the email distribution list, sign up now!