In the Prologue of his Rule, St. Benedict asks:

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...and click image below for a link to Sister Mary's vocation story on YouTube.


Is there anyone here who yearns for life

and desires to see good days?

This yearning for life, which is innate in all of us, is a yearning for God. For some, this desire draws them to unite with others in a single-hearted search for God following the ever-ancient yet ever-new monastic way of life.

As Vocation Ministers for our Community, we would like to share with you something of our monastic charism. We invite you to explore these pages to learn more about the monastic way of seeking God and the process of becoming a member of our community.

We welcome any questions you may have as you follow your yearning for God.  May God bless you on your journey.

The Benedictine Sisters' Vocation Team    


















 Vocation Team Members

(clockwise from top left)

Sister Karen Ann Lortscher, OSB, Director of Vocation Ministry; Sister Magdalena Craig, OSB; Sister Therese Haydel, OSB; and Sister Michelle St. Marie, OSB





Come and See Day

October 15, 2016; 10:00 AM- 6:30 PM


If you are a single, Catholic woman who is curious about the Benedictine way of seeking God, we invite you tocome spend some time with the Sisters to learn about our life together, to hear about other vocations in the Church, and to ask questions of the Sisters.  While the focus will be on Benedictine life, participants will also be introduced to other forms of religious life and service within the Church. 


For more information or to register, contact Sr. Magdalena Craig, OSB, at (256) 615--6114.





Good call: A vocation Retreat for YOung Women

January 20-22, 2017


An opportunity for single, Catholic women ages 18-35 to 'come and see' the Benedictine way of life. 


For more information or to register, contact Sr. Magdalena Craig, OSB, at (256) 615--6114.