Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict

A nonprofit organization

$104,308 raised by 249 donors

100% complete

$70,000 Goal

We have received $35,000 as incentive gifts. Can you help match this amount to help us reach, and perhaps go over our goal?

The estimated cost of repairs on the dome is $250,000.

Give to the Max 2021

“I will enter the house of God with joy” (Psalm 122:1)

When you drive into St. Joseph, Minn., you can’t miss the large dome that stands tall on the horizon. This landmark is a significant piece of our history and symbolizes our lives as Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict. You’ll even see the dome in our logo! 

One hundred thirty-five feet beneath the dome sits Sacred Heart Chapel. From the time it was finished in 1914, it has served as a holy place for sisters, friends and visitors to worship God, seek peace, and strengthen their faith. The dome has a copper exterior and is supported by steel columns and encased in a cluster of granite columns that are each calculated to hold 400 tons. As you can imagine, decades of wear and tear have left the dome in need of some serious care and repair; as a special place for so many children of God, we consider it our duty to steward it well so it can continue to be used as a place of worship and retreat. To do this, we need your help. Please help us reach our goal of $70,000 so we can repair the dome of Sacred Heart Chapel!  

Why should you care about Sacred Heart Chapel? 

  • It is a holy place where people of all ages, genders, and walks of life may come to worship and praise God. Sacred Heart Chapel is a spiritual home for our many sisters, friends and visitors. It is also a sacred space where we celebrate important events, including monastic professions, jubilees and other special celebrations.
  • Simply setting foot in Sacred Heart Chapel is enough to calm your spirit and fill your soul with peace.
  • It is a historical place that tells the story of the generations of Benedictine women who have worshipped here. With architecture inspired by the Roman Renaissance, this sacred space embodies the spirit of St. Benedict and his Rule in sixth-century Italy.

Please Give to the Max to help us reach our goal of $70,000 and help us continue our legacy through the repair of the dome of Sacred Heart Chapel. Every gift makes a difference! 

Thank you to all who give today and to friends who gave early to encourage others!

The estimated cost of repairs on the dome is $250,000.














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104 Chapel Lane
Saint Joseph, MN 56374

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