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Benedictine Sisters St. Paul's Monastery

About Us

Through liturgical life and wise stewardship, the Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery create sacred space from which they respond to the needs and challenges of church and society.

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St. Paul's Monastery, located in St. Paul, Minnesota, is home to the Benedictine Sisters who follow the Rule of St. Benedict, emphasizing prayer, community, and service.

Ministry Work

The sisters operate the Benedictine Center, offering retreats, spiritual direction, and various programs for spiritual growth. They provide community services, including the Maple Tree Childcare Center, and engage in social justice initiatives. Laypeople can join the oblates program to integrate Benedictine spirituality into their daily lives through meetings, retreats, and formation activities.

Daily Life and Mission

The daily life of the sisters revolves around "ora et labora" (prayer and work). Communal prayers, including the Liturgy of the Hours and daily Mass, form the core of their spiritual practice. Their mission is deeply rooted in stability, hospitality, and ongoing conversion of life, fostering both personal and communal growth.

Vision and Goals

St. Paul's Monastery aims to be a beacon of Benedictine spirituality, offering a stable and enriching environment for spiritual growth. Through their educational initiatives, retreats, and community services, the sisters strive to foster spiritual, intellectual, and social development. Their commitment to hospitality, education, and social justice underscores their dedication to serving the broader community. The serene setting and active engagement in various ministries make the monastery a unique spiritual and cultural resource. The sisters' dedication to prayer, work, and community life ensures that the monastery remains a vibrant center of Benedictine spirituality and a source of inspiration for all who visit.

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