St. Scholastica Monastery – Duluth, MN

Duluth Benedictines

St. Scholastica Monastery is located on a hill overlooking scenic Lake Superior in Duluth, MN. We share our beautiful 170-acre wooded campus with the College of St. Scholastica and the Benedictine Living Community. We have 59 community members and our mission calls us to center our day on communal and personal prayer and on the meditative reading of scripture. Our mission is also to follow the Rule of St. Benedict — in other words, to act as Christ did — in our relationships with one another and with the people we serve. Prayer and Work: Ora et Labora. This balance, when combined with an appreciation for peaceful leisure, helps define our monastic lives.

Work, our ministry, is important to Benedictine spirituality because it is through creative and productive work that we become co-creators of God’s world. Living in accordance with the Gospel and the Rule of St. Benedict, we respond to the needs of the Church and the world through our ministries, which include education, health care, retreat and pastoral work, liturgy, creative arts, and peace and justice.

The following are ministries that we sponsor: The Center for Spirituality and EnrichmentThe College of St. Scholastica, Benedictine Health System, and the Catholic Hospitals within Essentia Health.

Weekly Monastic Schedule


  • 7:00 AM | Morning prayer-Chapel
  • 9:00 AM | Morning prayer-Rockhurst
  • 11:45 AM | Eucharist
  • 1:00 PM | Mid-day prayer
  • 5:15 PM | Evening prayer


  • 10:00 AM | Morning prayer
  • 11:45 AM | Mid-day prayer
  • 5:15 PM | Evening prayer


  • 10:00 AM | Morning Prayer
  • 11:00 AM | Eucharist
  • 5:00 PM | Evening prayer

Volunteer Opportunities

Explore volunteer opportunities available at St. Scholastic Monastery by viewing: St. Scholastica Monastery – Duluth Volunteer Opportunities.  Each woman is individually matched with opportunities that best match her unique gifts and desires to serve in:

  • Gardening
  • Gift Shop
  • Hospitality
  • Information Desk
  • Liturgical Ministries
  • Poverty Alleviation:
    • Damiano Center: food preparation/serving, Kids’ Cafe, Clothing Exchange
    • CHUM: Churches United in Ministry, variety of volunteer opportunities
  • Senior Activities with our Sisters


Sister Lisa Maurer

For more information about volunteer opportunities offered at St. Scholastica Monastery-Duluth, please contact Volunteer Site Coordinator, Sister Lisa Maurer at 218-723-6555 or

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