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The Order of Saint Benedict

Brother and Sister Monasteries

Close by in location, history or spirit

 

A Geographic list by country, state and locality

(M = Men; W = Women)

Belgium

Abbaye de Mardesous (M) & Abbaye SS. Jean et Scholastique de Maredret (W)

Brazil

Mineiros, Goais
Irmas Benedictinas (W) & Mosteiro Sao Jose (M)

China

Taiwan

Chiayi/Tanshui
Benedictine Priory (M) & Saint Benedict Monastery (W)

France

Bec-Hellouin
Abbey of Bec-Hellouin (M) & the Benedictine Oblate Sisters of Saint Frances of Rome (W)

Simiane Collongue
Moines (M) et moniales (W)
de l'abbaye Ste Lioba (diocesan)

Abbaye Sainte-Cecile (W) & Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes (M)

Germany

Tutzing/St. Ottilien
Missionary Benedictines of Tutzing (W) & Saint Ottilien Archabbey (M)

Israel

Abu Gosh, Jerusalem
Monastère de la Résurrection
The Olivetan Benedictines have a double monastery;
the monasteries are within the same walled compound, and each has its own superior.

[Scolas.]
 

México

México
Abadia del Tepeyac (M) & Monasteirio de San Benito (W)

Puerto Rico

Humacao
Abadia de San Antonio Abad (M) & Convento Santa Escolastica (W)

South Africa

Vryheid
Inkamana Abbey (M) & Inkamana Convent (W)

Switzerland

Kloster Einsiedeln (M) & Kloster Fahr (W), Unterengstringen, ZH (mit Probstei)

United Kingdom

England

Ryde, Isle of Wight
Quarr Abbey (M) & St. Cecilia's Abbey (W)

Turvey, Bedfordshire
Priory of Our Lady of Peace (W) & Monastery of Christ Our Saviour (M)

United States

Alabama

Sacred Heart Monastery (W) & Saint Bernard Abbey (M)

Arizona

Holy Trinity Monastery (M) & Holy Family Convent (W)
An Olivetan Double Monastery

[P. Hargreen's Benedict]
Arkansas

Fort Smith/Subiaco
Saint Scholastica Monastery (W) & Subiaco Abbey (M)

Florida

Benedictine Sisters of Florida (W) & Saint Leo Abbey (M)

Illinois

Sacred Heart Monastery (W) & Saint Procopius Abbey (M)
Founded by a blood brother/sister pair:
Abbot John Nepomucene Jaeger and Mother Nepomucena Jaeger

Indiana

Immaculate Conception (W) & Saint Meinrad Archabbey (M)

Kansas

Mount Saint Scholastica (W) & Saint Benedict's Abbey (M)

Massachusetts

Saint Mary's Monastery (M) & Saint Scholastica's Priory (W)

Minnesota

Saint Benedict's Monastery (W) & Saint John's Abbey (M)

Missouri

Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (Clyde) (W) & Conception Abbey (M)

New Mexico

Christ in the Desert Abbey (M) & Our Lady of the Desert Monastery (W)

North Dakota

Assumption Abbey (M) & Sacred Heart Monastery (W)

Oregon

Mount Angel Abbey (M) & Queen of Angels (W)

Pennsylvania

St. Vincent Archabbey (M) & St. Emma's Convent (1953), Greensburg, PA (W) and St. Joseph's Monastery (1852), St. Mary's, PA (W)

Washington

Saint Martin's Abbey (M) & Saint Placid Priory (W)


 

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Illus.: Philip Hagreen (last-surviving disciple of Eric Gill at the Saint Dominic's Press, Ditchling Common, UK). "SS. Benedictus et Scholastica." From the Saint John's Abbey collection. Prayerful thanks from Collegeville to the members of the OSB-L who provided information. If you have corrections or additions, please contact the Webmaster.

Alston, G. Cyprian. "Double Monasteries," Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. X (New York: Appleton, 1911).

Norris, Kathleen and Tomie dePaola. The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica. Putnam's, 2001. Based on St. Gregory's Dialogues, written and illustrated for children, a delight for adults.


 

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