The Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery

Welcome to St. Paul's Monastery

We are a community of 37 Sisters, 2 Benedictine Associates, 185 Oblates, family and friends. We belong to a Federation of Benedictine Communities located throughout the world. Our life consists of prayer and service. We work in schools, parishes, nursing homes and our Benedictine Retreat Center which offers retreats and spiritual direction. Maple Tree  Monastery Childcare Center is located on our campus. We support the spiritual growth of people of all faith traditions and help them find God in their daily life. Please join us for prayer, programs, retreats or special events. All are welcomed as Christ. My motto as the 11th Prioress of St. Paul’s Monastery is, “If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your heart.” Rule of St. Benedict: Prologue.

                                                                              Sister Paula Hagen, OSB, Prioress

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Upcoming Events

Come, Spirit, Come

Thursday, May 12th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

 Sister Paula, Hagen, OSB

Cost: $25 

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Receive a taste of Benedictine prayer that will sustain your spirit and help you be present to all the beauty and joy that summer-life holds for you and yours.  


Taizé Prayer

Friday, May 20th- 7pm
Taizé prayer uses simple chants based on the Scriptures and periods of silence to create an environment for encountering the mystery of God. This time of quiet, gentle communal prayer can help dispel the accumulated burdens of the week and free one for the renewal of a weekend. No registration necessary. All are welcomed.


Annual Legacy Society Celebration

Sunday, May 22 - 11 am

Legacy Society members will join the Sisters for Mass, brunch and a short presentation by Sister Mary White titled "A Richness of Mercy: 50 years of Ministry with the Poor and Marginalized."

To find out more about the Legacy Society call Thekla at 651-777-6850.




Current Exhibit

Word and Image Exhibit


Exhibit open daily

9 am - 6 pm

Exhibit runs thru May 31st.




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 The Monastery's E-Newsletter provides additional stories and details for you.   Click here  to receive the monthly newsletter.

Community Day - Community Jubilees

The Community celebrated the jubilees of five Sisters on Sunday, May 1st, who together have served 265 years as Benedictine Sisters. We congratulate:

Sister Rosella Schommer, OSB - 70 years

Sister Carol Rennie, OSB - 60 years

Sister Margaret Kramer, OSB - 60 years

Sister Mary White, OSB - 50 years

Sister LInda Soler, OSB - 25 years

May God continue to bless their journeys.

Human Trafficking

Presentation -

April 28th at the Monastery

The Peace and Justice Committee held an evening presentation on the issue of Human Trafficking. The presenter, Sister Ann Redmond, CSJ with Sister Mary White, OSB offer information and stories how this social justice issue is present and growing. They also shared with the group some insight on how they could be involved in solving the issue. The facts presented and the materials were helpful and important for all of us who seek justice and peace.




Sister Story

Sister Laverne Hudalla and Sister Marie Fujan have shared their story and insights with Sister Story. Sister Story is a national campaign aimed at broadening awareness of Catholic sisters.

To watch Sister Laverne Hudalla click here.

To watch Sister Marie Fujan click here.

To watch Sister Virginia Matter click here.

To watch Sister Louise Inhofer click here.


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The Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery

Today, 37 Sisters live at St. Paul's Monastery.  We work and pray together, care for one another and those in need. We are dedicated to receiving all as Christ and providing a place where everyone can discover peace and meet God through prayer, reflection and serving those in need.

Our foremost ministry is prayer. We pray in community three times a day and also spend time in private reflection and prayer. You are invited to join us for our liturgical celebrations. In addition, the Community currently sponsors two ministries: the Benedictine Center and Maple Tree Monastery Childcare Center. Furthermore, the Sisters engage in their personal ministries in schools, parishes and local non-profits.


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