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.


Learn all about Advent

with Sister Mary Forman!

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.


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.


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.


Advent Anticipation: ACT

DECEMBER 14, 2022

Do not be afraid, Joseph, to take Mary as your wife. You will name (the Child) Jesus, Emmanuel.


Come to the Quiet


Come away for a silent, individually directed retreat with optional faith sharing, creative expression, body prayer, and ritual. Relax in God’s presence, surrounded by natural beauty and supported by a praying community.


The Sacred Art of Traditional Iconography

FEBRUARY 13 – 17, 2023

“Holy icons direct us toward the Divine.” Fr. Damian Higgins is an iconographer whose works are featured around the world. Don’t miss this encounter with sacred Christian art using traditional egg tempera. Materials provided; no experience is necessary.


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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