The Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery

Welcome to St. Paul's Monastery

We are a community of 37 Sisters, 2 Benedictine Associates, 185 Oblates, family and friends. We belong to a Federation of Benedictine Communities located throughout the world. Our life consists of prayer and service. We work in schools, parishes, nursing homes and our Benedictine Retreat Center which offers retreats and spiritual direction. Maple Tree  Monastery 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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Upcoming Events

Benedictine Center:

Great Conversation: Waiting for a New Calling

Thursday, May 5th

9 am - 1 pm

Sam Rahberg

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Freewill offering

Discernment would be much easier if there were always a clear "yes" or "no." More often, we find ourselves in between with a "maybe." What good is the time of uncertainty to our journey? What can we do to welcome and explore the process of waiting for a new calling to emerge? 


Come, Spirit, Come

Thursday, May 12th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

 Sister Paula, Hagen, OSB

Cost: $25 

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Receive a taste of Benedictine prayer that will sustain your spirit and help you be present to all the beauty and joy that summer-life holds for you and yours.  



Current Exhibit

Word and Image Exhibit


Exhibit open daily

9 am - 6 pm

Exhibit runs thru May 31st.




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 The Monastery's E-Newsletter provides additional stories and details for you.   Click here  to receive the monthly newsletter.

The Sisters gathered on Tuesday, April 12 to learn about the mssion and future of the Dorothy Day Center.

Wendy Boppert, the Program Director at the Dorothy Day Center, presented picutres of the multi-million dollar expansion of Catholic Charities planned for completion in the next two years in downtown St. Paul, MN. The new buildings will allow an increaes in the number of services. The mission of the Center is to provide those who are homeless safe housing and offer the services they need.


Prioress Dinner - April 7, 2016



We wish to express our gratitude to the over 160 persons who attended the Prioress Dinner on Thursday, April 7th.

During the evening, we recognized Mike Dickson (pictured) and Karl Lambert as the 2016 Honorees.

                                For more pictures

Human Trafficking

Presentation -

April 28th at the Monastery

The Peace and Justice Committee held an evening presentation on the issue of Human Trafficking. The presenter, Sister Ann Redmond, CSJ with Sister Mary White, OSB offer information and stories how this social justice issue is present and growing. They also shared with the group some insight on how they could be involved in solving the issue. The facts presented and the materials were helpful and important for all of us who seek justice and peace.




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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Benedictine Experience

July 9- 11, 2016

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The Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery

Today, 37 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 Monastery Childcare Center. Furthermore, the Sisters engage in their personal ministries in schools, parishes and local non-profits.


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