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

The members of the Center for Benedictine Life commit to ongoing formation “as we deepen our understanding of liturgy, prayer, spirituality, and ecology in order to share these values.”

November 12, 2023

Our vision


Prayer awakens. Justice impels.

Compassion acts.


Thy Kingdom Come.



Now Hiring – Caregivers

The Center for Benedictine Life seeks to hire full-time Certified Nursing Assistants or Caregivers for the evening and night shifts, with a flexible schedule and shift differential.
Read more and apply:

Join Us in Prayer and Fasting for an end to the conflicts in the

Middle East, Ukraine and an End to Gun Violence.

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

Our Ministries

Historical Museum

Spirit Center

Enjoy one of our upcoming retreats!

All are welcome!

Inn at St. Gertrude

Visit Us

All are welcome to visit the monastery chapel, the Welcome Center, Museum, Spirit Center and the Inn at St. Gertrude.   The Welcome Center and Historical Museum Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday, in the Pacific Time Zone.

For those who are unable to visit, the 11:30 am Sunday Mass is livestreamed on our Facebook page.