Christmas at the Monastery 2022

Christmas at the Monastery

A festive weeklong event with the spirit of Christmas at St. Paul's Monastery.

The Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Paul’s Monastery look forward to our 15th Christmas at the Monastery fundraiser (December 3-10). Christmas at the Monastery is our Community’s largest event. We are grateful for your support over the years. Your donations will make for a successful event for the Sisters. Along with our fantastic silent auction, the Sisters welcome all as Christ into their home at the Monastery for a special wine and cheese gathering on December 10.

Schedule of Events


Online Silent Auction
December 3-10

Don't miss a chance to bid on exquisite resort stays, golf outings, wine, whiskey, phenomenal gift baskets, as well as crafts and art created by our Sisters.

Online Silent Auction


Virtual Advent Retreat
December 3 | 9:00AM

Holy Desires: Advent Insights Into Pope Francis' 'Desiderio Desideravi';
an online retreat with Fr. Michael Joncas
Offered through the Benedictine Center, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery,
and sponsored by the Oblates of St. Paul's Monastery

Desiderio Desideravi” is Pope Francis’ 29 June 2022 apostolic letter “on the liturgical formation of the People of God.”  He writes: “[W]e see that the liturgical year is for us the possibility of growing in our knowledge of the mystery of Christ, immersing our life in the mystery of His Death and Resurrection, awaiting his return in glory.  This is a true ongoing formation.” [#64).  Following Pope Francis’ guidance, this retreat will encompass formation for and by the Advent Liturgy, exploring especially what Pope Francis calls “the gestures and words that belong to the assembly.” [#51]

This event will take place online via Zoom.

Register for the Retreat


Livestream Mass & Evening Prayer
Sunday, December 4 | 11:00am & 5:00pm

"That in all things God may be glorified!"
1 Peter 4:11 & Chapter 57 of the Rule of Benedict

Facebook Live


St. Nicholas Day (Giving Tuesday)
December 6 all day fundraiser with appearance by St. Nicholas to the Sisters

Make an impact today! Help the Sisters raise $10,000 to empower the Benedictine way of life through their mission and ministry!

Interested in creating a matching challenge?
Contact the Mission Advancement office today!

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Immaculate Conception
Livestream Mass with Bishop Joseph Williams & Evening Prayer
Thursday, December 8 | 11:30am & 5:00pm

"That in all things God may be glorified!"
1 Peter 4:11 & Chapter 57 of the Rule of Benedict

Facebook Live


Celebrate the Season - Wine & Cheese Event
Saturday, December 10 | 6:00-7:30PM

Space is limited! Purchase your ticket for this festive fundraiser supporting the mission and ministries of the Sisters.
Catered by Lake Elmo Inn.
Event Sponsors: Mike Dickson, and Michael and Janis Nash.

Purchase Tickets

Donate Today

Have you finished all your holiday shopping and do not need any other gifts? Please consider donating to the Sisters of St. Benedict as part of your year-end giving. Your donation supports the many ministries of St. Paul’s Monastery.


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Support the Event

This year, we need your help more than ever as we reinvent Christmas at the Monastery. Your donations will make for a successful event for the Sisters. We invite you to support our event as a sponsor, and we hope you can join us at our upcoming events!

To sponsor Christmas at the Monastery today, please contact Travis Salisbury at development@stpaulsmonastery.org or click the button below. Thank you for supporting the Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Paul's Monastery!

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