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

Sister Kathleen's hot cross buns
Oct 13, 2021

Love Fasting

“Love fasting” (RB 4:13) may be the shortest verse in the entire Rule, but it is one that I find myself stumbling over every time it is read either aloud...

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old loom
Oct 6, 2021

An Unexpected Encounter

It was one of those days when you happen to be driving in a neighboring town, and suddenly something catches your eye. You find yourself pulling to the curb, and...

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Fall dogwood leaves
Sep 29, 2021

Autumn Surrender

Without a doubt, autumn has always been my favorite season of the year. As a young child, I remember walking home from school, mesmerized with the appearance of the trees...

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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

Important update regarding COVID-19 and liturgies at Sacred Heart Monastery

April 12, 2021 Update: Please note that all liturgies at Sacred Heart Monastery remain closed to the public due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.  This step is being taken not out of fear but out of love for and a desire to protect our Sisters, guests, and neighbors.  We are keeping all of you close in prayer during this time.  Please pray for us, too, as we remain always united in Christ. 

  • Lauds
  • Eucharist
  • Vespers
  • sunday sun
  • 8:30 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 5:00 PM
  • monday mon
  • 7:00 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 5:15 PM
  • tuesday tue
  • 7:00 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 5:15 PM
  • wednesday wed
  • 7:00 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 5:15 PM
  • thursday thu
  • 7:00 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 5:15 PM
  • friday fri
  • 7:00 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 5:15 PM
  • saturday sat
  • 8:00 AM
  • 8:30 AM
  • 5:00 PM

I pray daily for wisdom and humility, and I also look to the fidelity and witness of my Sisters who each day surround me with love, challenge me to grow, and inspire me to continue in this monastic way of life.

Sr. Elisabeth

That In All Things God May Be Glorified