Our Mission is to seek God in a monastic community, prayer and active ministry. We freely and generously open our lives and monastery to others in hospitality as we place ourselves in service to God and the larger community.
All are Welcome!The Benedictine calling is to listen prayerfully and respond with the compassion of Christ to the physical, spiritual, intellectual, social and emotional hungers of the people of God.
"Benedictine spirituality offers more a way of life and an attitude of mind than it does a set of religious prescriptions. It deals with the meaning and purpose of life. It is the logic of daily life." From The Rule of Benedict - Insights for the Ages
by Sister Joan Chittister, OSB
A very nice gentleman on a personal retreat stopped by the Advancement Office. Settling the bill was on his
mind. When asked if his stay was good, he replied “Yes, it was a meaningful couple of days.” (more…)
Anonymous – October 2017
I recently had the opportunity to stay at Holy Name Monastery while attending a week-end graduate school conference at Saint Leo University. I had several reasons not to attend the conference because of the cost in travel from Virginia; leaving seven children (from age 3 to age 18); having to take time off my job as a 911 Dispatcher; and putting all my family responsibilities on my husband Brian’s shoulders.(more…)
Kristina Moore – August 2017
Going to a monastery has always been on my bucket list. I am a mental health therapist and my husband is the pastor at a church, so a lot of times I find myself doing the work of God rather than resting in God. My husband gifted me a retreat to stay with the Benedictine Sisters for Mother’s Day. This is the best Mother’s Day gift I have received. I really enjoyed the solitude and opportunity to connect with God all while getting to interact with the sisters. (more…)
Karen Culbertson – May 2018
People will smile and call me “Flower Child,” though I’m 80, when they see the floral wreath atop my ancient Subaru. Why? they ask. Because it makes me happy, I say, and I hope it makes you happy too. We connect – perhaps a child, a truck driver, a fellow gardener.(more…)