Benedictine sisters are nuns who live according to the Rule of Saint Benedict : “ora et labora”, that is to say a life of prayer and work, of silence, of welcoming guests and of fraternal charity. By her monastic profession the nun devotes her life to the search for God, promising conversion of life, obedience and stability in the community to which God has called her.

Benedictine nuns are to be found in every continent, numbering 11500 sisters in 470 monasteries. These communities can be grouped in congregations or federations which accentuate different aspects of Benedictine life. It is possible to learn about the history of each congregation or community by visiting the websites of individual monasteries.

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