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Who are the Sisters of St. Benedict?

We are one of the largest Benedictine communities of women in the United States — over 110 members strong and thriving. Monastery Immaculate Conception was founded in 1867 by four young Benedictine sisters who came to Ferdinand to teach the children of area settlers, more than 1,000 women have entered our community over the years.  And we’ve expanded our ministries beyond education and beyond Ferdinand.  Today, we serve as teachers, social workers, parish ministers, counselors, nurses, attorneys, youth ministers, administrators, entrepreneurs, activists, chaplains, librarians and more.

Congratulations to our Dome Golf Classic 2023 Raffle Winners.

Make Blessing Beads. Register for our November workshop.

Sister Mary George Kissel turns 100.

Positions available in the Kitchen, Community Health, & more.

Next screening will be held Oct 8. Register for it now.

Sister Rose Mary Rexing named 2023 ATHENA Award winner.

Sister Joan Scheller receives the Corazón ALASI award.

Sister Anita Louise speaks at the 2023 Wisdom Day in Vincennes.

Handmade items & gifts created by the Sisters.

Become a Sister

If you have felt you are being called to religious life, get in touch with our vocations director.

Take a Tour or Attend Mass

All are welcome to visit the monastery and its grounds. Schedule a guided tour or attend a Sunday Mass with the Sisters.

Stay with the Sisters

The Benedictine Hospitality Center allows us to open the monastery, where guest might find the peace they need to hear the still, small voice of God.

Ways to Give

Serve God through your generosity, show love for others, help change lives, and sustain a rare and vibrant community.

Book an Event Space

Whether you need an offsite meeting space or venue for a special event, we offer several different spaces for you.

Shop Online

Order delicious monastery treats made in bakery. Or purchase handmade gifts and artwork by the Sisters.

Retreats & Programs

Connect with your spiritual side and with the Sisters at one of our retreats and programs.

Spiritual Direction

Have you wanted to deepen your spiritual life…but weren’t sure where to start?

Your gift and support make a difference.