Benedictine Living Community



The roots of the Benedictine Health System run deep in Minnesota. In 1892 Mother Scholastica and the Benedictine Sisters of St. Joseph, Minnesota, established a new Benedictine community in Duluth, Minnesota. From the one community in 1892, the Benedictine Health System has grown to over 40 communities in six states, carrying on the mission of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica.


    Creating a climate that promotes a sense of community while valuing the uniqueness of the individual.

    Listening and responding sensitively to all.

    Extending warmth and acceptance to each other and to all we serve.

    Creating a welcoming atmosphere personally and organizationally. 

    Welcoming new ideas and being open to change.


    Utilizing human resources responsibly.

    Providing wise and respectful use of all material and monetary resources. 

    Promoting conservation of resources and energy.


    Cherishing and promoting the worth of all human life. 

    Treating every person with dignity and reverence.

    Honoring and supporting the spirituality of each person.

    Valuing the dignity of all work. 

    Promoting participation of all persons in the decisions affecting their lives.


    Advocating policies for the poor and powerless.

    Maintaining respectful working relationships.

    Eliminating prejudice in ourselves and in organizational policies.

    Promoting open and fair decision-making based on valid and sufficient information.

Striving to develop a global vision personally and organizationally. 

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