What is Benedictine Monastic Life?
As Benedictine Sisters we seek Christ together, taking the Rule of St. Benedict as our guide for living the gospel in a lifestyle that embraces community life, prayer, work, service to God’s people, and care for creation.
“As we progress in this way of life and in faith, we shall run on the path of God’s commandments, our hearts overflowing with the inexpressible delight of love.” (Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue 49)
The Rule of St. Benedict is a guide for seeking God with others in community. Rooted in the gospel, it has been adapted again and again for 1500 years as women and men seek to know and serve God in the times in which they live.

Am I being Called to Religious Life?

“Come and See.” and “Listen with the Ear of your Heart.”

Be with the sisters as they begin their day with beautiful praises and worship each morning.
Follow them with some time in God’s creation or in the monastery working with their hands.
Explore your inner longings through prayerful contemplation and adoration in one of our three beautiful chapels. Listen as a presenter shares what drew them to religious life.
Discerning women will want to reflect on God’s Word in the lovely monastic surroundings.

“As we progress in this way of life and in faith, we shall run on the path of God’s commandments, our hearts overflowing with the inexpressible delight of love.”

(Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue 49)

Are you considering a vocation to our monastery?

Are you curious about how a woman becomes a Benedictine Sister?

What is monastic profession?

Come join our community for a monastic experience as you discern religious life as a Benedictine!

Please call or text S. Marcia Ziska at 913-370-3733 or email vocation@mountosb.org

You can find the answer to these and many, many other questions about vocations and religious life here. If you have further questions or want to continue to explore monastic life, please contact Sister Marcia Ziska.

Sister Marcia Ziska, OSB
Vocation Minister
Mount St. Scholastica
801 South 8th Street
Atchison, KS 66002-2724
913-370-3733