The Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery

Christmas at the Monastery 2014

December 6 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Optional Vigil of the Second Sunday of Advent at 7:15 pm

$ 35 per person if registered by November 30



Fabulous Auction items including

Weekend get-away

Club level seats to Wild Games

Sunfish Dinner for 8 with Fr. Tom

Fully decorated, lit Christmas Tree

Flat-screen 50'' TV

Gift baskets and more

Mystery Gift Bag and Wine Wall

Sisters' handmade gifts and ornaments

Seasonal Poems and Songs with Michael Dennis Browne

Welcome to St. Paul's Monastery

We are a community of 40 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

Read the Latest News

Sister Virginia Matter in the Catholic Spirit

Sister Virginia Matter's pottery classes were featured in the October 23 issue of the Catholic Spirit. Click here and scroll to the last page to read the article. Contact the Benedictine Center to register for a future class.

Sister Jeron Osterfeld, 1922-2014

Sister Jeron (Elizabeth) Osterfeld died on October 9, 2014. She was 92 years old. She professed her monastic vows on July 11, 1943.

To read Sister Jeron Osterfeld's obituary click her. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

Solution to the Quiz in Spring Issue of Passages

We received many positive responses to the photos of the Prioresses on the cover page of the Spring Issue of Passages. Some wondered which photo depicted which Prioress. Click here for the information.


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"All guests welcomed as Christ"

(Rule of St. Benedict)

Click on any of the following links to get connected.

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Pioneer Press Article about St. Paul's Monastery

Click here to see photos and read about St. Paul's Monastery and its Oblates.



The Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery

Today, 40 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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