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

Sacred Heart Monastery front
Sep 21, 2022

Weed Walks

Last spring the weeds in the island around the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue out in front of the monastery got badly out of hand. Not only did it look...

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San Clemente apse mosaic
Sep 14, 2022

Exaltation and Sorrow

In today’s feast, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, it isn’t the cruelty of the Cross that is exalted. Rather, it is the love of God. God's love for the...

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Garden flowers
Sep 7, 2022

Over and Over

The summer months bring additional work to my daily round of tasks, yet I really do not mind because this extra work involves the garden. But at the end of...

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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

Effective March 6, 2022, we are welcoming 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