Entries by SaintBenedictMonastery


Sister Trish Dick works as a spiritual counselor at Shodair Hospital in Helena, Montana. The hospital serves children who have undergone extreme trauma. Every day when I walk through the […]

Our Advent Call

An action on our Jesse treePhoto by Karen Rose, OSB 2017 Advent CandlesPhoto by Tammy Shoemaker, OSB Advent is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the […]

What Do You Think?

What do you think when you hear or read words like the following? “We need to compose our lives.”  What does that mean?  Is there really music, poetry, creativity within […]

Hope in Advent

In the prophet Isaiah, chapter 11:1 we read, “A shoot shall come from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall from out of his roots.” In this, one verse […]

Presence and Wisdom

There are several women in my monastic community that consistently make me feel as though “I’m at home” when I am with them.  What I notice is that they are […]

Holy Ones Among Us

Monastic Cemetery(Photo by Nancy Bauer, OSB) Fortunately, the monastic cemetery of over 1000 sisters is available right on our monastery/college campus.  In addition, right next to our cemetery is the […]

Marian Kemper, OSB

Marian (Leon) Kemper. OSB Saint Benedict’s Monastery St. Joseph, Minn. April 11, 1930 – November 17, 2017 The Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, […]

Of Shoes and Earth

Shoes removed for the Luminous Lodge Retreat(Photo by Lisa Rose, OSB) Putting our sandals away as summer and fall are leaving us, we take out our winter shoes and snow […]