The Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery

Welcome to St. Paul's Monastery

We are a community of 41 Benedictine Sisters. Our life consists of prayer and service. We work in schools, parishes, nursing homes and our Benedictine Center which offers retreats and spiritual direction. Maple Tree Childcare Center is located on our campus. We support the spiritual growth of people of all faith traditions and help them find God in their daily life. Please join us for prayer, programs, retreats or special events. All are welcomed as Christ. My motto as the 11th Prioress of St. Paul’s Monastery is, “If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your heart.” Rule of St. Benedict: Prologue

Sister Paula Hagen, OSB, Prioress

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Sister Jeron Osterfeld, 1922-2014

Sister Jeron (Elizabeth) Osterfeld died on October 9, 2014. She was 92 years old. She professed her monastic vows on July 11, 1943.

Visitation at St. Bernard's Parish on Monday, October 13 at 10:00 am. followed by Memorial Mass at 11:00 am and lunch.

Visitation at St. Paul's Monastery on Monday, October 13 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm with Vigil at 7:00 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul's Monastery on Tuesday, October 14 at 11:00 am.

To read Sister Jeron Osterfeld's obituary click here. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

New Passages now online

Passages is in the mail. To read it online click here.

Solution to the Quiz in Spring Issue of Passages

We received many positive responses to the photos of the Prioresses on the cover page of the Spring Issue of Passages. Some wondered which photo depicted which Prioress. Click here for the information.

Christmas at the Monastery Registration Open

For more information about Christmas at the Monastery click here. Early registration (until 11/30/14) is just $35 per person. To register online click here. To see photos from last year's event click here. To volunteer call Margaret Barrett at 651.484.6451. To donate an auction item or become a sponsor call Thekla at 651.777.6850.

Library News

Sister Louise Inhofer, the librarian at St. Paul's Monastery, is lonely for the books that have been checked out longer than the allotted time -- some even for years! Thank you for returning ASAP any that you may have.

Current Art Exhibit

Atmosphere: As High As The Heavens Are Above The Earth


The Sumi-e Paintings of Karen Kurka Jensen.

The exhibit is open daily from 9am to 6pm until November 21.


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"All guests welcomed as Christ"

(Rule of St. Benedict)

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Pioneer Press Article about St. Paul's Monastery

Click here to see photos and read about St. Paul's Monastery and its Oblates.



The Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery

Today, 41 Sisters live at St. Paul's Monastery.  We work and pray together, care for one another and those in need. We are dedicated to receiving all as Christ and providing a place where everyone can discover peace and meet God through prayer, reflection and serving those in need.

Our foremost ministry is prayer. We pray in community three times a day and also spend time in private reflection and prayer. You are invited to join us for our liturgical celebrations. In addition, the Community currently sponsors two ministries: the Benedictine Center and Maple Tree Childcare Center. Furthermore, the Sisters engage in their personal ministries in schools, parishes and local non-profits.

Links and Resources

The Order of St. Benedict

The Rule of St. Benedict

The Rule of St. Benedict as lived by the Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery

Sisters Online - Sisters internetting for global kinship


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