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

Snow Scene Sacred Heart Monastery lake 2015
Jan 25, 2023

Supplies on the Journey Part 5

Gratefulness flows from the Supplies on the Journey mentioned in my previous blogs especially openness, wakefulness, attentiveness-mindfulness, wonder, and awe. Unless we have these dispositions or at least move toward...

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Detail from Hildegard and Benedict icon
Jan 18, 2023

Preferring Christ

“Let them prefer nothing whatever to Christ” says St. Benedict in Chapter 72 of his Rule, the chapter entitled “The Good Zeal of Monks.” I have been reflecting on this...

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Infant Jesus from SHM Chapel nativity set
Jan 11, 2023

God Hiding in Plain Sight

The Christmas season came to an end this week, and it still seems a blur. I’m remembering the words of Cardinal Avery Dulles, “The Incarnation does not mean that God...

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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