St. Benedict's Monastery, St. Joseph, Minn. was founded on July 4, 1857.
Over the past 149 years, the Benedictines of St. Joseph, Minn., have served thousands of people in the Diocese of St. Cloud, other dioceses across the United States and abroad.
The Sisters of Saint Benedictís Monastery, St. Joseph, Minn., grew to be the largest community of Benedictine women in the world within their first 90 years, with a roster of 1,278. At the crest of their numbers, they were ministering in over 83 schools and health care organizations. Today, the monastic community numbers 315, still the largest Benedictine community in the United States. Learn more
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