St Joseph Monastery LogoSt Joseph Monastery Logo Only

Ministries

“How Important to lay our petitions before the Lord God of all things with utmost humility and sincere devotion.”

– Rule of St. Benedict, Chapter 20 verse 2

“Monastic work is an extension of worship, sharing through a variety of ministries in the mission of the Church and loving service to the world. The Rule of Benedict specifies no particular work. Manual, intellectual and pastoral work are ways of sustaining the life of the community and participating in God’s ongoing creation.”

– Call to Life, Monastic Constitution of the Benedictine Federation of Saint Scholastica

Contact Us to Learn More

Lectio Divina Retreat

Registration is open for the retreat. The registration form can be sent in now with the $250 fee to complete your registration. Application for scholarship is possible by contacting Sr. Barbara through email lectio@stjosephmonastery.org.

September 25 – 28, 2024

February 19 – 22, 2025

St. Joseph Monastery hosts directed retreats twice a year for up to 12 participants per session. This three-day retreat includes:

  • An introduction to sustained Lectio Divina from the early monastic tradition
  • An invitation in prayer to the Holy Spirit to listen with the ear of our heart
  • An understanding of the obstacles to prayer that arise from within and from outside of us
  • Unfolding of the voices/senses in the revelatory texts that lead us in our desire to know God more intimately and to be those who freely love as Christ Jesus through the grace of the Holy Spirit
  • An introduction to a variety of prayer tools that support our life’s journey
  • Teachings on the practice of discernment in our ordinary lives
  • A witness of moments of encounter with God—“You are my beloved son/daughter in whom I am well pleased.”

There are times of silence, one-on-one time with a companion who is part of the staff, ongoing sharing from the teachings, opportunities to explore the monastery library, prayer with the Benedictine Sisters, and lunch each day.

Sister Barbara Austin, OSB invited me to go to St. Joseph Monastery and attend the retreat. What an experience I had! Listening to the inspiring talks of the presenters and praying with the women who also attended the retreat, I was overwhelmed with desire. Desire for what? My heart was thirsting for clearer water from the Scripture. I was filled with joyful hope and a great desire to pray better. Another experience from the talk of the Mystical Voice; I felt like I am drinking from the water fountain over-flowing with God’s love for me. Those four days were truly days of rich experience. – Sr. Agnes Helgenberger, OSB, Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison KS.

Lectio Divina Retreat

Registration is open for the retreat. The registration form can be sent in now with the $250 fee to complete your registration. Application for scholarship is possible by contacting Sr. Barbara through email lectio@stjosephmonastery.org.

September 25 – 28, 2024

February 19 – 22, 2025

St. Joseph Monastery hosts directed retreats twice a year for up to 12 participants per session. This three-day retreat includes:

  • An introduction to sustained Lectio Divina from the early monastic tradition
  • An invitation in prayer to the Holy Spirit to listen with the ear of our heart
  • An understanding of the obstacles to prayer that arise from within and from outside of us
  • Unfolding of the voices/senses in the revelatory texts that lead us in our desire to know God more intimately and to be those who freely love as Christ Jesus through the grace of the Holy Spirit
  • An introduction to a variety of prayer tools that support our life’s journey
  • Teachings on the practice of discernment in our ordinary lives
  • A witness of moments of encounter with God—“You are my beloved son/daughter in whom I am well pleased.”

There are times of silence, one-on-one time with a companion who is part of the staff, ongoing sharing from the teachings, opportunities to explore the monastery library, prayer with the Benedictine Sisters, and lunch each day.

Sister Barbara Austin, OSB invited me to go to St. Joseph Monastery and attend the retreat. What an experience I had! Listening to the inspiring talks of the presenters and praying with the women who also attended the retreat, I was overwhelmed with desire. Desire for what? My heart was thirsting for clearer water from the Scripture. I was filled with joyful hope and a great desire to pray better. Another experience from the talk of the Mystical Voice; I felt like I am drinking from the water fountain over-flowing with God’s love for me. Those four days were truly days of rich experience. – Sr. Agnes Helgenberger, OSB, Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison KS.

Monte Cassino School

Our sisters opened Monte Cassino School in 1926 to meet the needs of the growing Tulsa Catholic community. Today, Monte Cassino School teaches children from pre-school through the eighth grade. Several of us are actively involved in the school.

Monte Cassino emphasizes its legacy as a Benedictine school through the values of seeking God, prayer, love of learning, stewardship of God’s creation, community living, hospitality, service, and simplicity and balance of life.

Visit our school website.

Monte Cassino School

Our sisters opened Monte Cassino School in 1926 to meet the needs of the growing Tulsa Catholic community. Today, Monte Cassino School teaches children from pre-school through the eighth grade. Several of us are actively involved in the school.

Monte Cassino emphasizes its legacy as a Benedictine school through the values of seeking God, prayer, love of learning, stewardship of God’s creation, community living, hospitality, service, and simplicity and balance of life.

Visit our school website.

Private/Group Retreats

We welcome guests who wish to make a private retreat for a time of prayer and reflection. Upon request, a sister would be available for spiritual direction.

The Monastery also has space that can accommodate a small group for day retreats or days of prayer.

For more information, please email guest@stjosephmonastery.org or call 918-746-4223.

Private/Group Retreats

We welcome guests who wish to make a private retreat for a time of prayer and reflection. Upon request, a sister would be available for spiritual direction.

The Monastery also has space that can accommodate a small group for day retreats or days of prayer.

For more information, please email guest@stjosephmonastery.org or call 918-746-4223.

Spiritual Direction

What is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual Direction is a conversation between two persons within the context of a prayerful atmosphere about one’s spiritual life and relationship with God, self, and others. Spiritual Direction involves a shared dialogue between you and your spiritual director about what happens when you are “conscious” of God.

When you find yourself with a desire to talk about your spiritual life and prayer or to talk with someone who will help you develop your awareness and relationship with God, then you could benefit and enjoy working with a spiritual director.

Contact us at sisters@stjosephmonastery.org for information.

Spiritual Direction

What is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual Direction is a conversation between two persons within the context of a prayerful atmosphere about one’s spiritual life and relationship with God, self, and others. Spiritual Direction involves a shared dialogue between you and your spiritual director about what happens when you are “conscious” of God.

When you find yourself with a desire to talk about your spiritual life and prayer or to talk with someone who will help you develop your awareness and relationship with God, then you could benefit and enjoy working with a spiritual director.

Contact us at sisters@stjosephmonastery.org for information.

Parking for June 29
This is default text for notification bar