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Listen, my daughter, with the ear of your heart.
- Prologue to the Rule of St. Benedict

We are a community of consecrated women who are living a life of prayer on the North Dakota prairie. If you have a desire in your heart to surrender to God’s call for you, then we invite you to come and journey with us. Following the Rule of St. Benedict, our daily life features

  • Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours, and private contemplative prayer.
  • Common life—living, working, praying, and playing together in community.
  • Ministries that use our gifts in service to the human and spiritual needs of the Church.
  • Fidelity to our monastic profession.

Sisters Praying Divine OfficePrayer is at the heart of Benedictine community life. With daily Holy Eucharist we receive the graces we need to offer our day to God. Three times daily we come together to pray the Liturgy of the Hours. Each Sister also takes time for reflection on Sacred Scripture which leads to contemplative prayer. Sisters also have their own preferred devotions, such as holy hour, rosaries, novenas, litanies. Silence, solitude, and spiritual reading are valued as the environment for realizing the constant presence of God.

Benedictine women live a common life; that is, a life where all things are shared. As far as possible we come together for prayer, meals, and recreation. We work together to support our community and to serve the Church in various settings, such as parishes, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, retreat centers. Our community strives to be a model of stewardship and simplicity, providing constant reminders that the earth is God’s, and we are entrusted with its care.

To find out how to become a Benedictine Sister or a Volunteer of Sacred Heart Monastery, click through to those pages.


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