2023 Christmas at the Monastery Events

Silent Auction | December 2-9, 2023

The online auction returns! Get excited now to bid on exciting experience, items, and baskets. Have something to donate? Contact the Mission Advancement office today at 651-777-8181, ext 409 or jwittak@stpaulsmonastery.org

Advent Retreat with Sister Michaela Hedican, OSB | Saturday, December 2, 9:00-11:00am

Registration required; $10 per person (or $100 for online to a parish community)

Sponsored by the Oblates of St. Paul’s Monastery, this retreat with Sister Michaela helps us live into the Benedictine practice of patience and silence as we embrace the weeks of Advent. This retreat will be offered both in-person at the Monastery (space is limited) and online. All fees benefit the Benedictine Center.

Wine Education Evening with Jack Farrell | Tuesday, December 5, 5:00-8:00pm

Registration required; $25 per person

Great friend of the Monastery Jack Farrell of Haskell’s brings his wonderful style, expertise, and passion for wine to the Monastery. Get ready for an exceptionally fun and educational evening. Space is limited. This is in-person only and will not be livestreamed.

Saint Nicholas Day Fundraiser | Wednesday, December 6

Donations received online and in person.

This all-day fundraiser will raise $10,000 for the mission and ministries of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery. Saint Nicholas is patron saint of children—a ministry of focus for our Sisters through the Maple Tree Childcare Center and throughout the over 75 years of ministry in parishes and schools.

Concluding Celebration | Saturday, December 9, 5:00-8:00pm

Registration required; $50 per person

All good things must come to an end and on December 9 the Sisters are excited to raise a glass with you to celebrate a fun week of raising money to support the Benedictine way of life here in our local church.  This wine and cheese event features not only great food but good music, fellowship, and a final chance to bid on the silent auction line up.

In addition to these events, the Sisters will livestream Mass on Sunday, December 3 at 11:00am for the first Sunday of Advent and on Friday, December 8 for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.

Could you join us as an event sponsor or create a challenge match gift (of any size!) to encourage new donors to join us in our support of the Sisters? Contact Travis Salisbury, Mission Advancement Director at 612-325-9830.

Volunteers are essential to the success of Christmas at the Monastery! Please contact Jason Wittak in the Mission Advancement office (651-777-8181 ext 409) if you are able to assist in the planning or daily tasks for all these events.