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
The time spent with the Benedictine Sisters of Florida bring the key words community and balance to mind. It is a community of believers that are committed to serving God and mankind through prayers and works.... Someone said, "It's a'' about the journey." I'm still on that "Long and Winding Road" that leads me back to you God. Being part of this community has given me some new concepts to put into action and helped me be more Christ-like...(more…)
...this is my fourth retreat at Holy Name Monastery. Each time, I came for a different reason. I felt like I needed time to pray before the start of my married life...Holy Name was the right place for our retreat.... The girls loved the retreat and want to come back for another one.(more…)
Trang Pham – March 2019
I pinch myself at the good fortune of landing here in what appears to me to be as close to Paradise as one can come on Earth... Surely the Creator has kissed this place with such beauty and bounty as I bask in the sunshine surrounded by palm trees and beautiful roses in bloom tended by the Sisters.... This is a beautiful part of the world!(more…)
Carol Klar – March 2018
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…)