Precautions and Steps to Prevent Transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Precautions and Steps to Prevent Transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In an abundance of precaution and to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus, we have decided to restrict access to St. Scholastica Monastery and Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel. A majority of Sisters are over 80, our corridors connect with the Benedictine Living Community next door, and Benet Hall within the monastery is a licensed assisted living facility. 

We are following CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines and proactively isolating the monastery to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to these susceptible populations. Only Sisters, essential employees, and a limited number of volunteers will be allowed in the monastery buildings.  

Access to the Monastery will be through the main entrance only from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Daily screening of persons coming into the building will be initiated at a station near the Information Desk.

Our prayers are with you as we face this new challenge… and your prayers would be appreciated for us.


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    April 4
  2. Saint Isidore of Seville

    April 4
  3. Monastery and Chapel access limited to Sisters and employees

    April 4
  4. 10:00 am Morning Prayer in Chapel

    April 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
  5. 5:15 pm Evening Prayer in Chapel

    April 4 @ 5:15 pm - 5:50 pm
“And let them first pray together, that so they may associate in peace.”
–St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict