Doing God’s work together — with one heart and one soul

Welcome to Sacred Heart Monastery, home of the Yankton Benedictines




Seeking God everywhere and in everything, every day of your life.

Hearts restless for God, join us.


Pursuing and nurturing peace, we’re doing it as a family.

In Monastic Life

Building up the Kingdom of God; if you’re called to it, there’s nothing better.

Consider Religious Vocation

Explore what it takes to be a part of the Yankton Benedictines; together with ONE HEART,  loving Jesus, your sisters, and the world.

Retreat at the Peace Center

Renew your relationship with God in our monastic space: private, group, and overnight retreats.


Become an Oblate

“Seek first the Kingdom of God.” Become an Oblate and share our Benedictine Spirit, connecting and learning from each other. 

Silent Retreats at Peace Center

Visit the Gift Shop

Explore handmade keepsakes and spiritual art and literature. We invite you to Browse and Buy, including many Sister made items.


It’s our ministry to model a willingness to serve, embrace opportunities, nurture strong relationships, and see the bigger picture.
Learn more.

MMU Volunteers