The Sisters of Saint Benedict of Crookston, Minnesota, are women of Gospel vision seeking God in community through a balance of prayer, study, work and leisure according to the Rule of Saint Benedict.


Mission Statement

We, the Sisters of Saint Benedict, Crookston, Minnesota, are monastic women committed to living the Gospel and the Rule of Benedict. We strive for awareness of God through prayer, service and reverence for all creation in a spirit of peace and joy.


Core Values

Community – Common Life, Service, Stewardship, Balance

Hospitality – Reverence, Respect

Prayer – Awareness of God, Contemplative Practices, Solitude

Justpeace – Justice, Social Justice, Peace


Vision Statement

We, the Crookston Benedictines, rooted in faith and committed to our mission, will:

  • cherish common life in an environment that meets our contemporary needs and promotes simple living,
  • rejoice in welcoming new members,
  • foster spiritual growth through the richness of our prayer, liturgy, study and harmonious relationships,
  • share gifts, talents and Benedictine spirituality by reaching out to others in prayer and service, and
  • promote peace and justice.