Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Chicago, IL—St.
Scholastica Monastery We are Benedictine women
called to seek God in prayer and community, serving
where there is need. We serve the church and society in
a variety of ways. We work in education, social service,
pastoral ministry, spiritual development, and health
care. We minister to persons who are elderly, homeless,
and mentally ill, and participate in efforts to achieve
more humane immigration policies. We have taken
corporate stands to end exorbitant military spending,
to abolish the death penalty, to oppose torture, and to
stop human trafficking. Together we pray for peace and
justice in our world. Underlying all we do is the desire
to live the Gospel command to love God and neighbor.
Women 21-50 who wish to seek God in an active
monastic community by living a balanced life of prayer
and work are invited to contact us. Sr. Benita Coffey,
O.S.B., Vocation Minister, 7430 N. Ridge Boulevard,
Chicago, IL 60645; (773) 764-2413, ext. 327; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us at our website: www.
osbchicago.org and our Facebook page wwwfacebook.
com/BenedictineSistersofChicago. See our web ad at
See ad on page 125. Code #004.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Colorado Springs, CO—Benet Hill We are a monastic community of 40 members committed to Gospel as lived out in the
Rule of St. Benedict which emphasizes seeking God. We
strive to seek God through community in hospitality,
praise of God in liturgy, and daily communal prayer, and
serve God’s people in ministry according to each Sister’s
giftedness to meet the needs of the church and society
in a changing culture, especially the needs of women.
Commitment to justice issues, global concerns, peace
and nonviolence calls us to work in a variety of
ministries such as scripture studies, spiritual direction,
retreats, work with the elderly, the young, the sick, the
poor and the marginalized. We currently serve in
Colorado, New Mexico, and Jamaica. We invite women
over the age of 21 to consider exploring our Benedictine
way of life as you discern your call from God to follow
the gospel. Contact us for more information on criteria
for entrance. Sr. Mary Colleen Schwarz, O.S.B.; 3190
Benet Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80921; (719) 633-
0655; e-mail: email@example.com;
website: www.benethillmonastery.org. See our web ad
See ad on page 97. Code #270.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Covington, KY—St.
Walburg Monastery We are a Benedictine community
of monastic women who seek God together in prayer,
common life, and work. The Eucharist, Liturgy of the
Hours, personal prayer and study are the foundation of
our spirituality. Our common search for God enables
us to celebrate the presence of Jesus Christ in all of
creation. In the Benedictine monastic tradition, the
needs of God’s people have called us to serve in the
areas of education, health care, social service, Diocesan
and Parish ministries, ecology, criminal and social
justice. We sponsor Villa Madonna Academy and
Montessori school and a Spirituality Center. Women
who want to strengthen their faith while discerning a
call to serve God are welcome to come and experience
the Benedictine way of life. Contact: Sr. Cathy Bauer,
O.S.B., 2500 Amsterdam Road, Covington, Kentucky
41017; (859) 331-6324; e-mail: vocation@stwalburg.
org; website: www.stwalburg.org. See our web ad at
See ad on page 125. Code #004.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Cullman, AL—Sacred Heart Monastery The Benedictine Sisters of Cullman, Alabama embody the
spiritual wisdom and monastic tradition of St.
Benedict through lives of prayer and ministry. We
strive to deepen our relationships with God, with
one another, and with all of creation through
ageless monastic disciplines such as humility,
silence, community living, and obedience. Inspired
by the Gospel and the Rule of St. Benedict, each Sister
utilizes her God-given talents in roles such as
ministers in local parishes, as retreat and spiritual
directors, as teachers and administrators in
Catholic schools, in legal and medical professions,
and in Community administration. Our community
of 46 members encourages single women, ages 20-
45, who sincerely seek God and a balanced life of
prayer and work to learn more about the monastic
way of life and our community by exploring the
pages of our website or by contacting our Vocation
Director: Sr. Magdalena Craig, O. S. B.; 916 Convent
Rd., NE, Cullman, AL 35055; (256) 734-2199;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
www.shmon.org. See our web ad online at www.
See ad on page 125. Code #280.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Duluth, MN—St. Scholastica Monastery We are Benedictine monastic women who seek God together in Community. Our
lives are centered around the Eucharist and the
Liturgy of the Hours, grounded in liturgical and
personal prayer, in Lectio Divina (holy reading), with
time for silence and solitude, for ministry, study, and
leisure. Our core monastic values of hospitality and
stewardship, peace and justice, stability and attentive
listening, together with the Gospel and the Rule of St.
Benedict, guide our communal life and our ministries.
We invite women to join us in permanent vowed
membership or to experience monastic life by living
with us for six months to a year or longer in our
volunteer residential Benedictine Associate program.
We invite you to visit us at a time convenient for you.
For more information, to arrange a visit, or for a copy
of our film “Sing a New Song,” contact Sr. Mary
Catherine Shambour, O.S.B., 1001 Kenwood Avenue,
Duluth, MN 55811-2300; (218) 723-6646; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: www.
duluthbenedictines.org. See our web ad at www.
See ads on pages 69, 125. Code #282.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Elizabeth, NJ—St. Walburga Monastery We are monastic women who seek God in community through
Gospel values and the Rule of Benedict. We live out our
monastic conversion supported by Eucharist, Liturgy
of the Hours, Lectio Divina, and presence to one
another. In active lives balanced with contemplation,
we witness to Jesus Christ through community,
hospitality, and varied ministries such as education,
health care, and spirituality. We welcome responses
from single women who have some college or work
experience and desire to seek God within a
community life that overflows into prayer and
ministry. Sr. Mariette Therese, O.S.B., Saint
Walburga Monastery, 851 North Broad Street,
Elizabeth, NJ 07208; (908) 352-4278, x. 274;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.
catholicforum.com/bensisnj. See our web ad at www.
See ad on page 125. Code #353.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Erie, PA—Mount
Saint Benedict Women living the Rule of Benedict
by balancing community life, contemplative and
liturgical prayer, silence and ministry; women
witnessing to the global issues of world peace,
nonviolence, sustainability, and justice, especially
for women and children. Come to see; come to
the experience; come to know. Contact Sr. Marilyn
Schauble, O.S.B., Vocation Director, 6101 East
Lake Rd., Erie, PA 16511; (814)899-0614 ext.
2424; email: email@example.com; website:
www.eriebenedictines.org. See our web ad at www.
See ad on page 125. Code #004.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Ferdinand, IN—Monastery Immaculate Conception We are monastic women seeking God through
the Benedictine tradition of community life, prayer,
hospitality, and service to others. By our life and
work, we commit ourselves to be a presence of peace
as we join our sisters and brothers in the common
search for God. Our sisters serve in education, parish
ministry, social services, health care, retreat and
spiritual direction, and mission work. We do not
identify ourselves with one specific ministry; rather
we respect each individual’s gifts as given by God. A
college education is helpful but not required. We have
162 members, five of whom are in initial formation.
We encourage women, ages 18-40, who earnestly seek
God and want to live a balanced life of prayer and
work to inquire about our monastic lifestyle. Contact
us at: 802 East 10th Street, Ferdinand, IN 47532;
(800) 738-9999; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
website: www.thedome.org. See our web ad at www.
See ads on pages 91, 125. Code #069.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S. B.), Fort Smith, AR—St. Scholastica Monastery We are monastic women living the Benedictine tradition of seeking God in community
through prayer, work, hospitality, and leisure. Our
community membership is 54. We are engaged in the
work of God through education, pastoral care, prison
ministry, social services, social awareness, counseling,
retreat work, and spiritual direction. We welcome and
encourage women ages 18-45 who are seeking to live
a balanced life of prayer and personal transformation,
who hunger for meaning in life, and who have the
desire to become part of our future by sharing the
power of the Gospel, to free people for a fully human
life, and create a community of love and peace.
Vocation Director: Sr. Kimberly Prohaska, O.S.B., P.O.
Box 3489, Fort Smith, AR 72913; (479) 783-4147;
e-mail: email@example.com; website:
www.stscho.org. See our web ad online at www.
See ads on pages 59, 125. Code #341.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Lacey, WA—St.
Placid Priory The Sisters of St. Benedict at St.
Placid Priory are faith filled monastic women who
are dedicated to God through community life, the
Liturgy of the Hours, service to people and Earth,
and the spiritual growth of themselves and others.
They minister mostly through The Priory Spirituality