The Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery

Welcome to St. Paul's Monastery

St. Paul's Monastery provides a place for all to follow in the footsteps of our founder Saint Benedict who gave glory to God in prayer and work. We invite you to visit us anytime to pray with us, volunteer with us, walk our labyrinth, participate in our Benedictine Center programs, experience Taize prayer and find peace.

Sister Lucia Schwickerath, OSB, Prioress

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Prioress Dinner Registration now open

The 2014 Prioress Dinner, the 3rd Annual Celebration of the Sisters and their Ministries, will take place at the beautiful Lake Elmo Inn Event Center on May 1, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The new location allows us to welcome more guests and offer more dinner choices while keeping the outstanding MC Vineeta Sawkar, the hospitality of the Sisters and the light-hearted entertainment. Please join us as we thank Sister Lucia for five years of service as Prioress, honor Jim Bartol, Mary Dean and Marlene Yarusso as Special Friends of the Sisters and welcome Sister Lucia's Guardian Angel as special guest. To register click here. For more information click here.

The New Logo for St. Paul's Monastery

The newlogo featuring the bell tower is a fitting symbol for the Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery. We follow a rhythm of prayer and service. The bell calls us to prayer and reminds us to be attentive to God in each moment. The path in the logo is an invitation to visit St. Paul's Monastery where all are welcomed as Christ.

New Art Exhibit: Love Cannot Wait

Inner Light SculptureWhen you visit the Monastery this month, you have the opportunity to see our new art exhibit "Love Cannot Wait" by Sister Mary Anne Osborne, SSND. The exhibit contains mafnificent wooden and mixed art sculptures and is open daily from 9am to 6pm. Freewill offerings welcome.

2012-2013 Stewardship Report available online

The 2012-2013 Stewardship to our donors is now available online. Overall donations totaled more than $500,000 in support of the Community, the Sisters' ministries and the Healthcare Facility. Thank you. Click here to read the full report.

Pioneer Press Article about St. Paul's Monastery

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

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(Rule of St. Benedict)

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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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