We are the Sisters of St. Benedict

of Ferdinand, Indiana…

 …a group of women who seek and share God by living together in a community based on prayer and service. In our monastery, we encourage each individual to use her strengths and talents to spread God’s love.

Come visit our community and learn more about our sisters who have dedicated their lives to prayer, community and work. We were founded in 1867 and follow a guide called the Rule of Benedict. As Benedictines, we respond to the needs of the Church and the world. We invite you to come and pray with us, visit our sacred spaces and learn more about our Benedictine life.

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A Monastic Experience

Ever wondered what monastic life is really about? Do you feel called, but you’re not sure where or to what? Join us at Monastery Immaculate Conception for a weekend monastic experience away from the distractions of the world.

For two nights, pray, work, and share in community with the Sisters of St. Benedict. Learn more about Benedictine Monastic Life with other women who are looking at what to do next.

Registration is free. Email vocations@thedome.org for more information.

This event is open to all discerning women.

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Camp Marian 2019

Girls who have just completed grades 5-8 are invited to Camp Marian, hosted by the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana. Camp Marian will be held Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 14, 2019. We will have two separate camps for 5-6th graders and 7-8th graders.

The girls will participate in games, crafts, swimming, and archery and sleep in tents on the monastery grounds. They will also pray together and learn about influential Benedictine saints.

Why should girls come to Camp Marian?  Sister Jill Reuber, director of Camp Marian says, “Tents, activities, friends, prayer, and time with the Sisters of St. Benedict.”  Sister Teresa Gunter, co-vocation director for the Sisters of St. Benedict adds, “Who wouldn’t want to come to camp?” Come “because it is the best day ever!  And every day is the best day ever!”

Registrations open on April 1, 2019 at 10 AM.  The cost is $45.00.  For more information, email Sister Teresa Gunter at vocation@thedome.org.

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