Mother of God Monastery

MGM Logo-TranspMother of God Monastery is a community of 50 Benedictine women in Watertown, South Dakota. With rural roots and pioneering vision, the Sisters strive for a balanced life of prayer, work, study, and leisure. Open to the Spirit and with listening hearts, the Sisters invite others to share in their community life, by ministering to God’s people, by reverent stewardship of creation, and by bringing Gospel values into a multi-cultural world. The Sisters extend their ministries beyond the monastery at Benet Place Independent Senior Living, the Benedictine Multicultural CenterImmaculate Conception SchoolCrow Creek Indian ReservationSouth Dakota Women’s Prison in Pierre, and Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre.

Weekly Monastic Schedule


  • 8:00 AM | Morning prayer
  • 11:00 AM | Eucharist (No Mass on Wednesdays)
  • 12:00 PM | Lunch followed by Mid-day prayer
  • 5:00 PM | Evening prayer followed by Dinner


  • 8:00 AM | Morning prayer (No Mass)
  • 12:00 PM | Lunch
  • 5:00 PM | Evening prayer followed by Dinner


  • 10:00 AM | Morning prayer
  • 11:00 AM | Eucharist
  • 12:00 PM | Lunch
  • 5:00 PM | Evening prayer followed by Dinner

Volunteer Opportunities

Explore volunteer opportunities available at Mother of God Monastery by viewing: Mother of God Monastery Volunteer Opportunities. Each woman is individually matched with opportunities that best match her unique gifts and desires to serve in:

  • After School Enrichment Programs (pre-school through 6th grade)
  • Gardening
  • Multicultural Ministry
  • Senior Activities
  • Summer Camp Coordinating
  • Ministry and Life with Sisters in Pierre: Advocacy, Healthcare, Prayer and Teaching Ministries
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Sister Adrienne Kaufmann

For more information about volunteer opportunities offered at Mother of God Monastery, please contact Volunteer Site Coordinator, Sister Adrienne Kaufmann at 605.886.4159 or





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