My Benedictine Legacy Planned Giving

My Benedictine Legacy

Help ensure that your support for the Sisters and their ministries will continue long into the future.

A Planned Giving Program

With the support of people like you, the Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Paul's Monastery have educated countless children, served in parishes and senior care facilities, worked for social justice, and welcomed all as Christ at the Monastery. We have served and shared our monastic heritage through our Oblate and Associate formation and Benedictine Center programs.

In addition to our Monastery, Maple Tree Monastery Childcare Center, and Hill-Murray School, our campus includes Tubman and CommonBond Communities. Our Sisters work with our partner organizations as employees, Board members, and volunteers. We all live the Benedictine value of hospitality and Mother Benedicta Riepp’s vision of supporting children, women, and families. This is our legacy of good works based on Benedictine values.

In order to support the care of our Sisters while sustaining the ministries of the Monastery long into the future, we are pleased to announce the introduction of My Benedictine Legacy, which allows friends of St. Paul’s Monastery to remember the Sisters in their planned and estate gifts.

Are you planning your legacy? Will your legacy continue your lifetime of good works and charitable vision? Would you like St. Paul’s Monastery to be part of your legacy? When you join My Benedictine Legacy of St. Paul’s Monastery, your good works will last in perpetuity. You will continue educating, housing, and supporting children, women, and families while providing a place for Benedictine Spirituality to thrive in the Twin Cities.

Your My Benedictine Legacy planned gift provides a significant source of income to our Monastery and joins your legacy with ours!

Without affecting your current finances, your thoughtful estate planning offers a practical way for you to assure the future of St. Paul’s Monastery. My Benedictine Legacy automatically includes our current Legacy Society members.

As part of My Benedictine Legacy, you will:

  • Support the Sisters’ daily prayers and other ministries
  • Continue your lifetime of good works
  • Receive a personalized welcome package from our community
  • Receive invitations to special My Benedictine Legacy events and educational programs
  • Be listed on the official My Benedictine Legacy Honor Roll (optional)

In addition, your My Benedictine Legacy commitment may provide tax advantages for your estate. Therefore, you may also want to discuss your plans with your investment or tax advisor.

Please consider joining our My Benedictine Legacy of St. Paul’s Monastery today.  An enrollment form with sample bequest language for use in your will can be downloaded here. If you would like further information or have questions about how to make a planned gift to the Monastery—or to confirm that you have already included the Monastery in your estate planning—our Mission Advancement Director Jeff Dols is happy to speak with you. You can e-mail Jeff at or call him at 651-777-6850.

“We must run and do now what will profit us forever.” (RB: Prologue)