Center for Benedictine Life

Update on the Sisters and Ministries During the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

St. Gertrude’s L.I.V.E.

Online Monastic Studies, Spirituality, and Arts Wherever You Are

We are excited to announce St. Gertrude’s L.I.V.E. (Living in a Virtual Environment)! These online programs are intended to provide further opportunities for prayer and learning. We look forward to bringing St. Gertrude’s to you, wherever you are.

St. Gertrude's L.I.V.E.

Building a Benedictine Future

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Sisters Serve in the Pandemic

The sisters, at home and as far away as Los Angeles, California, are finding new ways to minister to others amidst shelter-in-place orders, rising unemployment and homelessness, and the illness of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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New Ways to Be Monastic

We are a community of professed sisters who are partnering with lay people to explore new ways to enable people to live Benedictine spirituality in their lives. We have established programs that help people explore and live Benedictine life apart from traditional, professed monastic life. Learn about the many initiatives, from cohousing to the Benedictine cohort.

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Your Sisters in Christ

We are a Catholic religious community that intentionally manifests Benedictine spirituality in the world. We welcome people of all faiths, richly connected through prayer. We are part of the Federation of St. Gertrude, which includes approximately 650 professed sisters.

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Welcome Center is open; Chapel is closed.

  • We are live streaming Sunday Mass at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time on our Facebook page.

Visit us:

  • Welcome Center/Bookshop/Museum Hours: 9:00 to 4:30, Monday – Saturday