Entries by Amanda Motz

New Blog: “Gratefulness After the Fact”

Blog Title: Gratefulness After the Fact Author: Mary Jane Berger, OSB As children, we often get annoyed with our parents when we are told to do something, such as chores. In today’s blog, Sister Mary Jane Berger reflects on how, upon growing older and wiser, these times of resentment and annoyance proved to pave the […]

Gratefulness After the Fact

For many years, I resented the fact that while growing up, my parents expected me, as well as my brothers and sister, to do so many chores around our home setting. We had to hoe in the trees and orchard, keeping the weeds out; mow the lawns; weed the garden, pick the garden produce and […]

Golden Jubilee Celebration

We will celebrate the Golden Jubilees of Sisters Judith Huber, Kerry O’Reilly and Thomasette Scheeler on Sunday, July 21. The public is invited to join us to celebrate this joyous occasion. The schedule is as follows: 1:30 p.m. Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel 2:30 p.m. Reception in the Gathering Place Congratulations, Sisters! Learn more about […]

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 Food Services Assistant/Dining Nursing Team Support Wellness Activity Assistant Click any of the position titles above to learn more or apply!

2019 Mother Benedicta Riepp Award

We are pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2019 Mother Benedicta Riepp Award is Sheila Nelson! This award, named after our foundress, is awarded annually to a woman who exemplifies Benedictine and Gospel values in her daily life, and Sheila Nelson has done just this. Her advising, encouraging and mentoring College of Saint […]

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

Is there anyone among my readers who recalls Eddy Arnold’s tear-jerking lyrics: “Have I told you lately that I love you? Could I tell you once again somehow?” Those two lines run musically through my mind too often to be meaningless! I want to revive them! I want to make a difference where I live, […]

Saint Brigid of Kildare Monastery Profession

Mother Benedicta Riepp, the founder of Saint Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph, Minn., once saw a large tree covered with beautiful white blossoms. She took the tree as a symbol of her future Benedictine community. Even though she was standing in darkness during a trying time of her life, she trusted that the dream would become […]

Julian of Norwich, A Saint for Today

Sixty years ago, an old Benedictine monk spoke of God in a way I had never heard before: “Christ is your mother.” He was quoting Dame Julian, a 14th-century woman. “Christ loves you as only a mother can love. God enfolds you in Her love. Like the hazel nut. God created it. God sustains it. […]