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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.

Current Prayer Intentions

Prayers of the Faithful and current prayer intentions of the community
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 our civic leaders, that they may care for the peoples’ needs and the common good during this pandemic, We pray to the Lord
For all the sick and suffering, for those in quarantine, that they may be comforted and cared for, We pray to the Lord.
For doctors, nurses, and all health care workers, that they may have the protection, supplies and courage needed as they serve the seriously ill, We pray to the Lord.
For all our relatives and friends who have died, especially for S. Kevin Irwin. We pray to the Lord.
For an end to the fires, and for all who have died or have lost belongings.  
For the special intentions mentioned in our petition book and those that submit prayer requests online, We pray to the Lord

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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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