The Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery

Welcome to St. Paul's Monastery

We are a community of 41 Benedictine Sisters. Our life consists of prayer and service. We work in schools, parishes, nursing homes and our Benedictine Center which offers retreats and spiritual direction. Maple Tree 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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Founders' Day Celebration of Service

Thank you to all who came to the Celebration of Service. Together, we enhanced one flower bed on Bernie’s Path with 18 pollinator plants encouraging butterflies and bees to stop by, created 28 greeting cards, 47 placemats and 165 lunch bags for Meals on Wheels. In addition, 16 letters were written to Armed Forces Personnel. To see photos of the event click here.

Benedictine Associates

Linda Anderson and Mary Lou Kozmik have been welcomedas the first Benedictine Associates at St. Paul's Monastery. Linda and Mary Lou have been Oblates for years and now embody the newest way to share in the Benedictine way of life with the Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Paul's Monastery. The Benedictine Associates Ministry is the result of the 2011 Visioning Goal to invite others to monastic life. For more information contact Sister Agnes Trombley at 651.777.8181 or Oblate Mary Dickinson at 651.554.8448.

Sister Paula Hagen installed as the 11th Prioress of St. Paul's Monastery

On Pentecost Sunday Sister Paula Hagen was installed as Prioress during the Eucharistic Celebration. Sisters, family and friends filled the chapel. Sister Paula blessed every Sister of St. Paul's Monastery and in return was blessed by the Community of Sisters.

New Oblates

On June 7, 8 new Oblates associated themselves closer with St. Paul's Monastery. Their initial formation lasted 9 months and included retreats, classes and other elements. They were paired with a sponsoring Sister.To learn more about the Oblate Ministry, contact Sister Mary Lou Dummer at651.777.8181 or click here.

Tribute Pavers for the New Gathering Space

You are invited to honor a living Sister, family member or friend or remember a deceased person with a tribute paver in the new gathering plaza. We request a donation of $125 for a small (4" * 8") and of $250 for a large (8" * 8") paver. For examples click here, to order one online click here. For more information call Thekla at 651.777.6850.


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(Rule of St. Benedict)

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Pioneer Press Article about St. Paul's Monastery

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The Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery

Today, 41 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 Childcare Center. Furthermore, the Sisters engage in their personal ministries in schools, parishes and local non-profits.

Links and Resources

The Order of St. Benedict

The Rule of St. Benedict

The Rule of St. Benedict as lived by the Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery

Sisters Online - Sisters internetting for global kinship


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