The Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery

Welcome to St. Paul's Monastery

We are a community of 39 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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RIP Sister Leanne Maerz, 1924 - 2015

Sister Leanne Maerz passed peacefully into eternal life on Sunday, January 25. Please join the Sisters at the Moanstery for the visitation on Wednesday January 28 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Vigil will follow at 6:30 p.m. You are invited to participate in the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, January 29 at 10:30 a.m. There will also be a visitiation preceeding Mass from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. To read her obituary click here.

New Exhibit

The juried art show "Seeing God" is now on exhibit. The oepning reception with the announcement of the winners takes place on Wednesday, Janaury 28 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibit it open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Christmas at the Monastery

Thank you to all our friends who supported and attended Christmas at the Monastery. It was a wonderful event made special by the musicians, volunteers and guests. To see photos from the event click here.


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, 39 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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