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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Summer Event: Open House for All!

     We have looked to the past with deep gratitude, we live today with passion through our monastic way of life and we embrace our future with hope!


                        Join us for our

                      OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, July 26th from 2 - 4 pm.

    Help us celebrate our life together in community.

              Please RSVP by calling 651-777-8181.



New Art Exhibit- "We're Coming to America"

Fred Amram is a creative writer and award-winning professor of communication and creativity who has published books and essays about his life as a Jew in Nazi Germany and his subsequent assimilation into his American home. He and his wife, Sandra Brick, a teacher and textilist who has exhibited her work on four continents, are on exhibit at St. Paul's Gallery until July 1.

Congratulations to this year's New Oblates

At the Vigil on May 23, 2015, Eight women and men joined St. Paul's  Monastery's community of Oblates. From left to right; front row: Mary Lawless, Susan Burns, Victoria Fritzkapps, Grant Vlasak; back row: Tim Booth, Travis Salisbury, Berine Troje. The ritual was followed by a reception in the dining room. The celebration followed a year of formation on the Rule of Benedict and other Benedictine spirituality practices and values.


Congratulations to the 2015 Jubilarians

On May 3 the Sisters celebrated this year's jubilarians. From left to right Sister Marie Rademacher (70 years as Benedictine Sister), Sister Karen Sames (25), Sister Mary Claire Inhofer (60), Sister Rosemary Rader (65 years), Sister Sarah Voss (55 years) and Sister Lois Hauwiller (60 years).

Thank you for the Successful Prioress Dinner

Thank you to all who attended, sponsored, donated to and helped with the 2015 Prioress Dinner. The presentations were moving and inspired us all. Congratulations to the honorees

Dr. Susan Paul, President of Hill-Murray School, Ms. Beverly Dusso, Cheif Executive Officer of Tubmanand Ms. Ellen Higgins, VP for Business Development of CommonBond Communities. Save April 7, 2016 for next year's event. For picures of the event, 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.

To watch Sister Virginia Matter click here.

To watch Sister Louise Inhofer click here.

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(Rule of St. Benedict)

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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


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.


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