To protect our Sisters, the Monastery and Chapel are closed to the public. The Museum, Gift Shop, Inn, and our beautiful grounds are open.

Center for Benedictine Life

We are the Monastery

The Center for Benedictine Life
at the Monastery of St. Gertrude:


All of us: The Monastery of St. Gertrude is more than just the sisters; it is becoming the Center for Benedictine Life which includes sisters, oblates, employees, cohousing, volunteers, friends and benefactors.

Sharing Benedict:
Our purpose is to share Benedictine spirituality, values and practices with the world.

With New Purpose & Leadership: St. Gertrude’s will continue into the future as the Center for Benedictine Life, creating new ministries and supported by new forms of leadership.

June 13, 2022

Our vision


Prayer awakens. Justice impels.

Compassion acts.


Thy Kingdom Come.


Join Us in Prayer and Fasting for Ukraine

We ask that you pray with us for peace and wellbeing for all.

Historical Museum

Spirit Center

Inn at St. Gertrude



Featured News, Events, Community Members

All are welcome!

Individual Retreat

flexible dates

St. Benedict said, “Listen with the ear of your heart.” Why? It is this type of listening that allows the hearing of divine wisdom and inspiration that guides our lives into ever-increasing fullness, peace, and joy. But sometimes the noise and blur of life make that difficult. That is why we offer you the opportunity to come to Spirit Center and listen.


An Attitude of Gratitude Yoga Retreat

NOVEMBER 1-3, 2022

This Yoga retreat will focus on our deep inner need to begin each day with an ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE and a brief time of silence and reflection.  There will be a variety of Yoga sessions focusing on restorative/gentle yoga as well as exploring how challenge within our yoga postures can also bring about a sense of gratitude for how our bodies move and stretch. Beginning “yogis” welcome!


Thy Kingdom Come

November 11-13, 2022

Thy Kingdom Come belongs to the most well-known prayer in Christianity, the Our Father. Thy Kingdom Come summarizes the Monastery of St. Gertrude’s Vision Statement. But what does it mean? We will come together in contemplation and conversation to explore Thy Kingdom Come. Scripture and the Rule of St. Benedict offer consideration points. Lived experience presents encounters and obstacles. Individually we will ponder. Together we will share. Thy Kingdom Come. Come open and curious in heart, soul, mind, and body. Be prepared to create space for yourself, others, and the Other.


Advent Anticipation: What’s Coming?

NOVEMBER 30, 2022

You must be ready. The Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. Repent. Prepare. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.


Advent Anticipation: Look!

DECEMBER 7, 2022

Tell John, the blind see, the lame walk, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the Good News preached to them.


Silence the Christmas Noise

Flexible Dates

Set aside a few days for calm, quiet Advent reflection this year. You are worth this gift of time away from the holiday rush, to prepare yourself for the true meaning of Christmas.


Renovation Update

In 2021, St. Gertrude’s crossed the fundraising goal line for the $2.3 million renovation project of the 72-year-old residential wing. In April 2021, the sisters moved back in. “After years of planning, design, and construction we are at completion! This has required the efforts of so many to make this possible,” wrote Oblate Jo-Anne Zimmer in a recent update. “We have gone from a 72-year-old building to a more modern space with the major highlights being private bathrooms, larger spaces, an asbestos-free environment, added insulation to the outside walls, updated plumbing and electrical, and more. It’s a joy to watch this spring into completion!”

Visit Us

The Welcome Center, Historical Museum, Inn, and Spirit Center are open. The Chapel remains closed due to Covid-19. We are livestreaming Sunday Mass at 11:30 a.m. on our Facebook page. We are on Pacific Time. Welcome Center and Historical Museum Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
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