Doing God’s work together — with one heart and one soulWelcome to Sacred Heart Monastery, home of the Yankton Benedictines
Hearts restless for God, join us.
Pursuing and nurturing peace, we’re doing it as a family.
In Monastic Life
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.
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.
"Faith runs deep here"
"I have known sisters from Sacred Heart Monastery for over 40 years between living in Nebraska and South Dakota. Without exception, each sister’s unique Benedictine spirituality has drawn me into a deeper walk of faith. When I come to the Monastery for retreats, I feel welcomed, loved and on “holy ground”. I always come away prayerfully enriched!"
‘‘This is a beautiful and holy place to encounter God. The Sisters are so very welcoming and the setting is right along the river ... I love coming here for a break from busy life.”
‘‘Beautiful people with wonderful hospitality."
Join Sister Maribeth Wentzlaff every Monday, leading us in meditations inspired by the Benedictine living community. Open to everyone.