Entries by Amanda Hackett

Wind Chimes

I had just finished a long walk in our woods and was sitting on a bench in a small shelter on the prairie. I heard what sounded like a bell […]

Employee Recognition 2022

We recently celebrated our employees who have been with us for 5, 10, 15, 20, and 30 years. We are overwhelmingly grateful for their combined 180 years of faithful service, […]

A Tale of Grace

On my way to Saint Benedict’s for our annual Oblate Renewal Day, I drove from Tennessee to Minnesota. The road construction was like none I had ever experienced. All through […]


If anyone was afraid of getting COVID, it was me. I actually thought that if I got it, I would not survive. Usually, I am a fairly obedient person. By […]

Herman (Stella) Tschida, OSB

Herman (Stella) Tschida, OSB Saint Benedict’s Monastery St. Joseph, Minn. November 15, 1926­­ ­– October 22, 2022 The Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, […]


The playground was all hers. From the cooking fires, to the well, to the watching of the neighborhood comings and goings, joy abounded within. Twas all pure delight as the […]