Our chapel has been blessed with the sounds of the Palouse Choral Society, The In-Between Jazz trio, Wilson-McVey-Hilliard Trio, and more.

Concert attendees experience music from around the world in the acclaimed acoustics of our light-filled chapel.

Don’t let yourself forget that God’s grace rewards not only those who never slip, but also those who bend and fall. So sing! The song of rejoicing softens hard hearts. It makes tears of godly sorrow flow from them. Singing summons the Holy Spirit. Happy praises offered in simplicity and love lead the faithful to complete harmony, without discord. Don’t stop singing.

St. Hildegard of Bingen

Gonzaga Concert Choir

September 8, 1:30 pm

The Concert Choir from Gonzaga University will hold their annual concert in the monastery chapel on Sunday, September 8 at 2:00 pm. All are welcome; admission is free (donations will be accepted).


Mission Statement of Spirituality and the Arts at St. Gertrude

St. Benedict encouraged artistic expression in monastic life. The Center for Benedictine Life at the Monastery of St. Gertrude fosters awareness of the sacred moment, tending the inner life and the beauty of creation.  An inclusive community, all manifestations of beauty in our world are welcomed while nurturing artistic possibilities.

Art is essential to the contemplative path. It expresses new ways to “see” the invisible and participate with the Divine and the human. The visible and invisible inform each other. The monastic and the artist live parallel lives of devotion. Through communal sharing and hospitality, they honor the abiding mystery of creation.

The Center for Benedictine Life embraces the mysteries of spiritual experience and artistic expression. While providing silence, time and space for discernment, humility and focus, the wish is to help the creativity in all to flourish and deepen. Beauty comes not only from head and hand but from heart and soul.