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

Read the Latest News

Celebrating Hill-Murray School's State Championship

On March 2, the Sisters welcomed the Hill-Murray Girls Hockey team for prayer and lunch at the Monastery. The Sisters congratulated the students and thanked them for their discipline, teamwork and dedication. The Sisters had watched the games and admired the girls' skills and speed. They enjoyed hearing about the girls' first thoughts upon recognizing that they had repeated their success of the previous year and were state champions. The girls shared two songs that they sang before their games and the Sisters sent the Pioneers forth with a special blessing.

New Exhibit - Guided Meditation on March 12

The new art show "Submitting to Natural Beauty" is now on exhibit. Visit the Monastery and be inspired by Fred Somers' paintings and insights. The exhibit is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. until May 14. A guided meditation with Fred Somers takes place on Thursday, March 12. To register click here.

A Guided Journey through the Triduum

Join the Benedictine community in celebrating these holiest days of the Christian year and in deepening your appreciation of the narratives, symbols, and lived experience of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. To register click here.

Prioress Dinner

The 2015 Prioress Dinner will take place at the beautiful Lake Elmo Inn Event Center on April 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate the 2015 Honorees:

Dr. Susan Paul, President of Hill Murray School, Ms. Beverly Dusso, Executive Director of Tubman, Ms. Ellen Higgins, VP for Business Development of CommonBond Communities

Celebrate the Sisters and their Ministries,

Celebrate Friendships and Great Food and

Raise Funds to Support New Benedictine Living Initiatives.

Tickets are $60 per person or $600 for a table of 10. To register click here.

Sister Story

Sister Laverne Hudalla and Sister Marie Fujan have shared their story and insights with Sister Story. Sister Story is a national campaign aimed at broadening awareness of Catholic sisters.

To watch Sister Laverne Hudalla click here.

To watch Sister Marie Fujan click here.

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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

Alliance for International Monasticim (AIM) - USA

Sisters Online - Sisters internetting for global kinship


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