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

Processional cross
Sep 16, 2020

Exaltation of the Cross

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross is celebrated on September 14. This feast day gave me an opportunity to reflect again on the cross of Jesus and...

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St. Benedict in his cave at Subiaco, Italy
Sep 9, 2020

Pandemic Sheltering and St. Benedict

It was a dark and stormy night. Yes, it really was. It was Thursday, March 12, 2020. Watching the local evening news, we decided to begin pandemic sheltering at home...

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Hands
Sep 2, 2020

Stability in Community

Unlike silence, obedience, and humility, The Rule of St. Benedict does not have a chapter on stability. However, stability is a hallmark feature of Benedictine life and spirituality. St. Benedict...

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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

Prayer Schedule

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

August 11, 2020 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
  • 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

Behind the structure of monastic communal living is payer, and our commitment to seek Christ above all else.

Sr. Sara Aiden

That In All Things God May Be Glorified