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
"It was a meaningful couple of days,” explained one of our gentlemen retreatants. "You know, sometimes it takes much longer for God to respond, but this (his stay at Holy Name) was fairly quick."
Anonymous – October 2017
My stay at the monastery was not planned nor was it what I expected, but the experience was profound. I never dreamed that spending time in such a quiet, peaceful place would bring such peace and awareness. The Sisters were incredibly nurturing and service oriented. Though not Catholic, I even decided to attend prayers and Mass. It was definitely God’s plan for me to be here! I’m grateful for a path and a new sensitivity to the importance of prayer and reflection in my life.
Kristina Moore – August 2017
Going to a monastery has always been on my bucket list. Gifted for Mother’s Day by my husband for a retreat
with the Benedictine Sisters of Florida proved to be the best Mother’s Day I ever had. I prayed, walked on the Prayer Path, journaled, enjoyed the solitude, and learned the Benedictine way of being aware of the presence of God through nature. It was salve for my weary soul.
Karen Culbertson – May 2018
Recently the Spirit led me to Holy Name. Truly a haven for this searching soul. The Sisters’ warm welcome, the prayerful chapel, the flourishing roses and aquaponic greenhouse, the privilege of my hands in the soil. At last, at last the welcome to weed God’s gardens, to care for the earth amid the calls of the wood storks, the smell of the newly mowed meadow, the celestial starlight. Deo Gratias!