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Our Mission

We Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration are a monastic community called to a ministry of prayer, with a tradition of unceasing adoration of Christ in the Eucharist. As Benedictines we live under a Rule and a prioress. Each of our monasteries, with its distinct spirit and circumstances, unites the monastic charism with an orientation to the Eucharist in the service of the Church.

In this life of adoration Christ reveals himself in the charity, warmth and unity of a community formed by a common vision of faith. Nourished by the Eucharist, we recognize his presence in the “breaking of the bread” and the fellowship of our common table. - from the Constitution of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

We strive to witness to God’s presence in our world through our community life and by offering a welcoming space for silence, prayer and spiritual hospitality in a shared environment of monastic peace. - from our Mission statement

We have monasteries in three states: Missouri, Arizona and Wyoming. These monasteries are united with a central administration in the form of a congregation. Sisters in our congregation can live at any one of our three monasteries.

Clyde ChapelOur Clyde, Missouri monastery is our largest house and 52 sisters reside there. It is located in the rolling hills of northwest Missouri. It was the first monastery founded in our congregation.  It is our mother house, and house our central administration and health care facility. The first three years of formation also take place here. Some of the main works done at Clyde are the production of altar breads, soap making and handling correspondence for prayer requests.

 
Tucson MonasteryOur Tucson, Arizona monastery is a mid-sized community with 24 sisters. Their main works are the publication of Spirit and Life magazine, sewing of liturgical vestments and hosting many local groups for spiritual enrichment.  Our newest work is Prayerfully Popped, Corn form the Cloister; gourmet popcorn sold online at www.prayerfullypopped.com
Wyoming HouseOur Dayton, Wyoming monastery is our smallest community with four sisters living there.
Their main works are running the Monastery Creations gift shop and providing retreat space.