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Monastery Monthly

Congratulations to Our New 2024 Oblates

May 2024
Congratulations to Our New 2024 Oblates Oblates express a commitment to the Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery and to following The Rule of St. Benedict (The Rule) in their daily lives in accordance with their abilities. This present group of candidates participated in monthly meetings headed by spiritual leaders who engaged them in discussion on…
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Beautifying the Monastery Grounds

May 2024
The Monastery on Pentecost Morning After an epic thunderstorm early in the morning, the clouds cleared as the sun rose over the Monastery. Walking the grounds before Morning Prayer signs of life and spring made their presence known: birds, squirrels, rabbits, even a quick red fox! Each year, the Monastery hosts a spring grounds clean-up…
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Standing in the Sacred Sliver of Space Before a Choice

May 2024
Standing in the Sacred Sliver of Space Before a Choice excerpt from: Benedictine CARE Chapter 1: Stability of IntentionIn Benedictine CARE, we are practicing bringing our relationship with the divine into the most ordinary of daily lifestyle choices around food, fitness, and fun. We are exploring together a simple practice of “Turning Towards” our inner…
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Honoring Founding Day

May 2024
Honoring Founding Day with the Priory Preserve Pilgrimage, Mass, and Cookout!June 22, 1948 was a momentous day for the Benedictine Community at Saint Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota. On that day, 178 of its members courageously took leave of their home in central Minnesota and established a new foundation—St. Paul’s Priory—at 301 Summit Avenue…
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President’s Perspective

April 2024
Dear Hill-Murray Community,I am thrilled to share some updates at Hill-Murray with you. First, after a prayerful process of discernment, the Sisters of St Paul’s Monastery have re-elected Sr. Catherine Nehotte as their Prioress. We are thrilled for her continued leadership and support as she continues as Prioress for the next five years. Sister Linda will…
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News from Maple Tree Childcare Center

News from Maple Tree Childcare Center We greatly enjoyed celebrating the Week of the Young Child April 8-12.  Each day had a special focus: Monday – School Spirit Day – we wore our school colors (green and purple).Tuesday – Literacy Day – children were invited to bring in a favorite book to share.Wednesday – Parent Appreciation…
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