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

Fall leaves and monastery chapel
Oct 28, 2020

Remembering

"Never forget!" was a common cry that followed the horrific events of September 11, 2001 because, as human beings, we naturally recognize the power of remembering.  We create holidays and...

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Rose Window detail
Oct 21, 2020

The Love of God

Not too long ago I was speaking to a person seriously ill, unsure if he would survive or not. Naturally, the severity of his condition led him to question how...

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Oct 14, 2020

Chapel Dedication

On Sunday, October 11, 1931 Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel was solemnly dedicated by Bishop Thomas Joseph Toolen of Mobile. Last Sunday we celebrated the 89th anniversary of this dedication as...

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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

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

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