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Vocations | Join us!

Explore what it takes to be a Yankton Benedictine and ONE HEART in loving Jesus, your sisters, and the world.

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Peace Center Retreats

Come apart and rest awhile. Renew your relationship with God in our monastic space.

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Oblate Information

“Seek first the Kingdom of God.” Become an Oblate — Share our Benedictine Spirit.

Monastery Gift Shop

We invite you to Browse and Buy. A variety of items are available from various vendors to Sister Made items.



Morning Prayer 8:30 a.m.

Mass 10:00 a.m.

Evening Prayer 5:00 p.m.


Monday through Friday

Morning prayer 7:00 a.m.

Mass at 11:15 a.m

Evening Prayer at 5:15 p.m.

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How can you spread the good news about Sacred Heart Monastery?

We are looking to partner with individuals from the community to support us in our mission to serve God’s people in our time and place.

We are planning a community education morning and hope you’ll join us. Please fill out this form as to enable us to notify you when details have been finalized.

Current Prayer Intentions

Prayers of the Faithful and current prayer intentions of the community

For all our relatives and friends who have died, especially for S. Pierre Roberts S. Leonette Hoesing S. Jeanette Klimisch S. Ann Fasbender S. Aurea Medina S. Marie Helene Werdel S. Virginia Kopp
For the Church: that we may daily choose to follow Christ and find the fulfillment of all our deepest longings in Him We pray to the Lord
For all who seek to serve in public office: that God will inspire and embolden people of integrity and virtue to serve the public We pray to the Lord
For all who are suffering that God will heal their pain, renew their hope, and guide them as they rebuild their lives We pray to the Lord
For the special intentions mentioned in our petition book and those that submit prayer requests online. We pray to the Lord

Yankton Benedictines You-tube

Check out the Yankton Benedictines YouTube Channel

  • SDADP 2017 Conference – Dr. Paula Caplan 
  • SDADP 2017 Conference – Scott Langley
  • SDADP 2017 Conference – Phyllis Arends
  • SDADP 2017 Conference – Traci Smith
  • & More!


We are Benedictine women of Yankton, SD, sharing our gift of seeking God through prayer, work, study and community life.

Link to Vatican Website

As Benedictine women of Yankton we are called each day to:

  • Embrace the Mystery of God
  • Live a life of transformation
  • Become more Christ-like

– Prioress Sister Maribeth Wentzlaff

Benedictine Sisters
Sacred Heart Monastery
1005 W. 8th St.
Yankton, SD 57078

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