Welcome to St. Benedict Monastery

We are a small community of Benedictine women in Canyon, Texas. We have responded to a call to the monastic life, living according to the Rule of St. Benedict. For over 1500 years the Rule has served as a guide for ordinary men and women who want to live a full and intense gospel life.

Our primary ministry is the monastic life itself with its witness to the possibility of
sharing life in common supported by the search for God in Christian love.

We are committed to:

  • Making the monastic life our primary ministry.
  • Showing reverence for each sister and her unique gifts.
  • Praising God through the Liturgy of the Hours and Eucharist.
  • Growing spiritually through daily practice of lectio and contemplation.
  • Sharing our gifts through hospitality and charity.
  • Practicing Stewardship of the environment.

Our monastery is located on a small canyon overlooking Palo Duro Club Lake, part of the stream
which later flows into Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Our Monastic life is enriched by the wildlife
and views that the Texas Panhandle provides.

We welcome you to our website and hope that you will find answers to your questions and feel drawn to visit us.