Monastery Immaculate Conception

We are one of the largest Benedictine communities of women in the United States — 155 members strong and thriving. We were founded in 1867 by four young Benedictine sisters who came to Ferdinand to teach the children of area settlers. Since then, more than 1,000 women have entered our community and we've expanded our ministries both beyond education and beyond Ferdinand. We are teachers, social workers, parish ministers, counselors, nurses, youth ministers, chaplains, librarians, and more.


(Learn more about Monastery Immaculate Conception on their web site.)


802 E. 10th Street
Ferdinand, IN 47532
Fax: 812-367-2313
Prioress: Barbara Lynn Schmitz, OSB