The Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery

Welcome to St. Paul's Monastery

We are a community of 41 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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Blessings of the new Tennis Complex at Hill-Murray School

On August 6 Sisters Paula Hagen and Linda Soler participated in the opening of the new tennis courts at Hill-Murray School. Dr. Susan Paul, the President of Hill-Murray School welcomed the Sisters and thanked them for their help in making the tennis complex possible. Sisters Paula and Linda blessed the courts and athletes and wished the Pioneers many successful seasons.

Grand Opening of the CommonBond Communities Headquarters

Sisters Paula Hagen, Carol Rennie, LaVerne Hudalla and Linda Soler attended the Grand Opening of the new CommonBond Communities headquarter. The event honored Paul Fate who retired as President and CEO of CommonBond Communities. Paul was instrumental in the development of the Trails Edge housing community on the corner of Larpenteur and Century Avenues. The Sisters congratulated the newly hired CEO Deidre Schmidt and look forward to continuing collaboration. In fact, Sister Carol Rennie has joined the Board of Directors of CommonBond Communities.

New Art Exhibit open at the Monastery

Atmosphere: As High As The Heavens Are Above The Earth

The Sumi-e Paintings of Karen Kurka Jensen


The exhibit is open daily from 9am to 6pm until November 21. You are invited to a reception with the artist on Sunday, September 14 from 1 to 2:30pm.



Christmas at the Monastery is Coming

The planning committee for Christmas at the Monastery is busy preparing for the largest annual fundraiser for St. Paul's Monastery. You can help by donating items for the event, especially gift certificates, gift cards, and bottles of wine for the wine wall. Please contact the Development Office more for information.

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(Rule of St. Benedict)

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Pioneer Press Article about St. Paul's Monastery

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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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