Benedictine Monasteries and Organizations
The main website of the Order of St. Benedict. There you will find the text of the Rule with daily readings and links to other websites. These include Benedictine convents and monasteries, academic institutions, Benedictine organizations and other organizations such as Anglican Benedictines and The Friends of Benedict.
West Malling, UK
St. Mary’s Abbey is a community of Anglican Benedictine nuns who have been drawn to respond to God’s love by living a life of prayer, work, study and hospitality based on the Rule of St. Benedict. In their corporate worship they pray in fellowship with the whole church; in times of solitude and silence each sister responds in her own way to the call to ‘Pray constantly’. Through simplicity of lifestyle they express reverence for God’s creation, and concern and responsibility for the future.
This ecumenical community of Benedictine women may be small in number, but they are large in impact to the world around them. Holy Wisdom Monastery is an ecumenical Benedictine community of communities, located near Madison, Wisconsin. Prayer, hospitality, justice and respect for all of creation form the heart of this community. Their peaceful setting includes restored prairie, a retreat and guest house and a ‘green’ monastery building. Learn more about us and how you might find yourself at home here
This well-known Benedictine community of men founded and hosts the Saint John’s Preparatory School, Saint John’s University, the graduate School of Theology and Seminary, the Liturgical Press, the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, and the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, the Saint John’s Abbey campus continues the tradition of Benedictine educational, academic and scholarly excellence. IThe monks gather for prayer four times a day.
The Companions of St. Luke ~ OSB are a community whose pursuit of union with God is hallmarked by individual prayer life, communal prayer offices, work and ministry.
The community is rooted in the ancient tradition of the Rule of St. Benedict. The Companions of St. Luke ~ OSB continue in this tradition by opening new possibilities for monastic life in the new millennium while remaining a school for the Lord’s service.
St. Joseph, MN:
The Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn., are a monastic community of women who seek God in their daily lives according to the Gospel and the Rule of Benedict. Through their ministry of prayer, work and community living, they listen and respond to the needs of the Church and the world. Committed to the areas of health care and education, the sisters founded the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph.
Prayer and the Daily Office
There are many Benedictine Bloggers who offer wisdom for living the Benedictine way. Here are a few to get you started.
Albert Holtz, OSB, the monastery blogger, is a Benedictine monk of Newark Abbey, Newark, NJ. He teaches New Testament in the monastery’s inner-city prep school. He has served as master of novices, retreat master for Benedictine communities around the US & is currently Oblate Director. He is the author of Downtown Monks, Street Wisdom, Pilgrim Road, From Holidays to Holy Days & Walking in Valleys of Darkness: A Benedictine Journey through Troubled Times.
Madison, Wisconsin, US
Join Benedictine sisters who welcome all to experience prayer, hospitality and ecumenical Christian community at Holy Wisdom Monastery, Madison, Wisconsin. At Holy Wisdom Monastery, their mission, vision and ministries are shaped by values drawn from the Rule of Benedict beauty, balance, simplicity, silence and respect for all of creation.
Norcia, Umbria, Italy
The birthplace of St. Benedict has always drawn men from faraway lands to seek God after the pattern established by the great saint’s Rule. Immersed in the peace and beauty of the enveloping Sibylline Mountains, monks for more than 15 centuries have engaged in spiritual warfare for their own salvation while also imploring God for the welfare for those in town. The community of Benedictines who live there today, often known to the world simply as ‘The Monks of Norcia’ adhere to the ancient monastic observance found in the Rule of St. Benedict.
Saint Benedict’s Monastery is the home of the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN. The Sisters are a monastic community of women who seek God in our daily lives according to the Gospel and the Rule of Benedict. Through our ministry of prayer, work and community living, they listen and respond to the needs of the Church and the world.