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2900 Abbey Plaza
Collegeville, MN, 56321


Worship & Work

Deep calls to Deep

At the heart of the 1500 year Benedictine spiritual tradition, "Worship and Work" succinctly describes the daily rhythm and spiritual dynamic of the monks of the Order of Saint Benedict.

A vocation to Worship, the first Work of the Benedictine monks is Worship. The Benedictine Work of Worship; the liturgy of the hours, daily Mass, and the ancient tradition of lectio divina, strives to serve to the spiritual need of the world and Church.

Daily Work among the Benedictine monks articulates and punctuates the spiritual life of the community, giving physical expression to the spiritual fruits of a life of Worship.

Worship inspires Work. 
Work reveals Worship.



Dear friends of Saint John’s,

Our monastic community gives thanks to God for the many gifts he has bestowed on us. First among these gifts are the friends and benefactors of Saint John’s. We are convinced that Saint John’s would not be what it is today without the great generosity of its friends and supporters. Such has been the case throughout our history.

Your gifts continue our essential ministries, our focus on education and teaching, our pastoral and social outreach, and enable the abbey to offer unique abbey programs that bring the presence of Christ

to our students, parishioners, guests, oblates, and friends. This generosity also enables us to serve those in need through programs such as the Saint John’s Benedictine Volunteer Corps and prison ministry, and create new ministry venues such as the Center for Latino Ministry. Furthermore, we are able to re-imagine and articulate a new Abbey Woodworking shop. In sustaining and strengthening all the work of Saint John’s Abbey—your gift makes a vital difference. Thank you for helping Saint John’s be creatively responsive to the needs of our world. We trust that we can count on your continuing support in the future.

Yours in Christ,
Abbot John Klassen, OSB


We, the monks of Saint John's Abbey,
a community of Catholic Benedictine men,
seek God through a common life
of prayer, study, and work,
giving witness to Christ and the Gospel,
in service to the church and the world.

To further the abbey’s mission of faith, leadership, and service to Christ, Church and society, and to sustain its monastic witness for generations to come, the abbey seeks support for the following priorities:

Engagement in Our World

Benedictine Volunteer Corps

Latino Ministry

Guesthouse and Spiritual Life Program Endowment

Donate to the Benedictine Volunteer Corps
Donate to the Latino Ministry Center
Donate to the Guesthouse Program Endowment

Investment in the Future


Health and Retirement Endowment Fund

Vital Leadership Endowment Fund

Donate to Abbey Vocations
Donate to Abbey Retirement
Donate to the Vital Leadership Fund

Commitment to Stewardship

Church Renovation

Monastery Residence Renovation

Abbey Woodshop Project

Donate to the Church Renovation
Donate to the Monastery Renovation
Donate to the Woodshop Project
Donate to the Organ Endowment
Learn more about  The Saint John's Abbey Oblate Program

Learn more about
The Saint John's Abbey Oblate Program

Donate to the Oblate Program
Make a Memorial Donation
Donate to the Annual Fund