our mission

Your way of acting should be different from the world’s way. The love of Christ must come before all else. (RB 4:21)

We, the Benedictine Sisters of Emmanuel Monastery, are a community of monastic women who seek God through prayer, community life, and ministry, bringing a 1500 year tradition into the 21st century.

Empowered by the Word of God, we claim our gifts as women in the Church, with an intentional commitment to justice and peace, offering hospitable space in a culture that fosters hostility.

We serve persons with material and spiritual needs in a variety of ministeral settings and challenge structures that diminish human dignity. Because we bear the name Emmanuel, God with us, we commit ourselves to be a presence of God in our world.