Fabulous Auction items including
Club level seats to Wild Games
Sunfish Dinner for 8 with Fr. Tom
Fully decorated, lit Christmas Tree
Flat-screen 50'' TV
Gift baskets and more
Mystery Gift Bag and Wine Wall
Sisters' handmade gifts and ornaments
Seasonal Poems and Songs with Michael Dennis Browne
Welcome to St. Paul's Monastery
We are a community of 40 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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Special Offerings by our Benedictine Center
The Benedictine Center cordially invites you to two special advent programs in December. Register directly with the Benedictine Center.
The Way of an Iconographer with Deb Korluka
Tues., Dec. 2, 7-8:30p
Orthodox Christian Debra Korluka will accompany the current exhibit of her work with a presentation about her personal experience as an iconographer. She will discuss Byzantine technique and how the learning of technique applies to the practice of iconography as prayer and as a tool for encountering the divine. She will introduce her book, Seeking the Face of Christ: The Way of an Iconographer, which will be available for sale.
The Christ Child's Destiny, Our Hope with Fr. Michael Byron
Thurs., Dec. 11, 7-9p
As Simeon held the child Jesus he sang to God in thanksgiving: "for my eyes have seen your salvation which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples...a light for revelation...and for glory" (Lk 2). Fr. Michael Byron, a talented theologian and pastor of St. Pascal Baylon Catholic Parish, Saint Paul, will escort us toward the revelation of Christ's destiny, that along with Mary and Joseph we, too, might be stirred to amazement and hope.
Sister Virginia Matter in the Catholic Spirit
Sister Virginia Matter's pottery classes were featured in the October 23 issue of the Catholic Spirit. Click here and scroll to the last page to read the article. Contact the Benedictine Center to register for a future class.
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The Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery
Today, 40 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.
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The Order of St. Benedict
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The Rule of St. Benedict as lived by the Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery
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