About Us

Nestled into a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by the Red Lake River, Mount Saint Benedict has been a part of the Crookston landscape since 1920.

Photo of Mount Saint Benedict Monastery
Chapel wing of Mount Saint Benedict Monastery.

Benedictines are men or women who choose a life of prayer and work and live in a monastic community. The word monastic comes from the word “monos” which means “one.” Monastics are those who seek God single-heartedly and who enter a community that will help them do so. Mount Saint Benedict Monastery is such a place. We are Benedictine sisters who live according to the Rule of Saint Benedict, written in the sixth century by Saint Benedict of Nursia, founder of Western monasticism.