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The call to Benedictine life ~
becoming a sister is a loving response to an invitation from God

Community gathered for prayer in the small oratory

If your heart is longing for God and you yearn to deepen your spiritual life, this may be a community where you will thrive.

We are a new kind of monastic community, ecumenical Benedictine sisters, Protestants and Catholics, following the Gospel and the Rule of Benedict.

Experience Benedictine life with us as a Summer Steward and build relationships with our sisters.

Pray and reflect. Breathe deeply and know that you are safe in God’s loving hands.

With joy we celebrate our lifelong commitment to seeking God according to the Gospel and the Rule of Benedict and we invite you to explore the possibilities of community life with us.

If you are exploring life in a religious community, you surely have many questions. We are happy to offer you some information to reflect on below and to walk with you as you explore. Know that you have our support and prayers every step along the way.

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Who is there with the love of true life and longing for days of real fulfillment?


If you should hear that call and answer “I,”
this is the answer you will receive from God:


…I shall look on you with such love and my ears will be so alert to your prayer, 
before you call on me, I shall say to you, Here I am.”


St. Benedict’s Rule:  A New Translation for TodayPatrick Barry, OSB

If you have questions, I would be happy to respond. Please call me, Sister Lynne Smith, at 608-836-1631, x198, or send an email to