Benedictine Sisters
of
Cullman, Alabama

About Us

We, the Benedictine Sisters of Cullman, Alabama at Sacred Heart Monastery, inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Rule of St. Benedict, commit ourselves to witness Christ's love to all peoples through a vowed life of monastic prayer, community, and ministry.

Good Zeal: A Benedictine Blog

Blessed palm
Feb 19, 2020

From Palm to Ashes

It’s that time of year again. Any day now a box will appear in the monastery mailroom with a sign inviting the Sisters to place the previous year’s blessed palm...

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Periwinkles
Feb 12, 2020

Different, Yet the Same

In December our community sponsored an Advent day of reflection for which all the women religious serving in the Diocese of Birmingham were invited. During one of the breaks, I...

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Sisters sing opening hymn with lighted candles
Feb 5, 2020

Feast of the Presentation

This past Sunday, February 2nd, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the Church celebrated Jesus, the King of Glory, like us in all things but sin, being presented...

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Life here has lured me into listening for the voice of Jesus, the very Heart of Love, within our daily liturgies, in life shared with my Benedictine Sisters, our families, friends and the guests who come to our retreat center.

Sr. Kathleen Christa

Prayer Schedule

  • Lauds
  • Eucharist
  • Vespers
  • sunday sun
  • 8:30 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 5:00 PM
  • monday mon
  • 6:30 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 5:15 PM
  • tuesday tue
  • 6:30 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 5:15 PM
  • wednesday wed
  • 6:30 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 5:15 PM
  • thursday thu
  • 6:30 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 5:15 PM
  • friday fri
  • 6:30 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 5:15 PM
  • saturday sat
  • 8:00 AM
  • 8:30 AM
  • 5:00 PM

Lauds, Vespers and Eucharist are held in the Monastic Chapel and are open to the public.
If you plan to attend Lauds or Vespers, please contact us in advance for arrival instructions.
Schedule may vary on Feast Days, Solemnities, and other occasions.

Over the years of my monastic life, the mysterious spring of desire for God has continued to nourish me.

Sr. Therese

That In All Things God May Be Glorified