Benedictine Ministerial Life

Let us open our eyes to the light that comes from God.  Rule of Benedict

The Sisters of St. Benedict seek to serve God's people in ministries ranging from prayer and spiritual direction to retreats, parish and social work.

We are teachers and campus ministers, hospice and food pantry volunteers.

Our ministries are an outgrowth of the cherished values of prayer and community life, which form our identity as Benedictines.

While most of our 41 Sisters live at the monastery, a small group lives in Peoria continuing ministries in pastoral care, canon law and outreach to the poor begun by the Sisters long ago.

In addition, our community serves — by way of prayer and financial support — our "twin" Benedictine community in Lipa, Philippines; an education project in Pokot, Kenya; many communities via Aid to International Monasticism and other local agencies.

Benedictine Community Life

Benedictine Monastic Life