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 doing lectio divina
May 11, 2022

Lectio Divina: A Prayer That Makes Us One

Some of us at the monastery have been reading and discussing Fr. Michael Casey’s new book Coenobium, pronounced koe̯ˈno.bi.um or t͡ʃeˈno.bi.um. (Don’t feel bad; I mispronounce it all the time!)...

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New wild hydrangea leaves
May 4, 2022

Handling Transitions

“Like sands through the hourglass, these are the days of our lives.” This kind of sums up several Scripture passages I have been pondering lately. One of these passages is...

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Jesu Questions Peter icon
Apr 27, 2022

Do You Love Me?

A couple of weeks ago the play Fiddler on the Roof, the 1964 Broadway classic, came to the city where I live. The play, one of my all-time favorites, is...

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

Sr. Therese

Prayer Schedule

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

Effective March 6, 2022, we will be welcoming a limited number of guests to our Sunday Masses. Masks are required at all times for guests in the monastery and chapel. We have a number of elder sisters at risk and need to maintain a safe environment.

Note: Weekday Mass calendar and schedule subject to change due to Feasts or Solemnities. 

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

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

That In All Things God May Be Glorified