Sacred Heart Monastery (Yankton)

We are women who live in monastic community according to the Rule of St. Benedict with its 1500 years of lived tradition.

We are women who profess obedience, stability and conversion of life.

We are women led by a prioress, who is the spiritual leader of our community, and one whom we believe is a voice and presence of Christ in our lives.

We are women of the Dakota prairies who trace our roots to the Swiss community of Maria Rickenbach, nestled on the side of a picturesque Alp.

We are women, who since 1880, have ministered to God, God's people and each other beginning in Maryville, Missouri and then in the Dakotas and beyond.

We are women who strive for a balance of prayer, work, and recreative leisure in our lives.

We are women who share our hopes and dreams, our resources and talents, our challenges and sorrows as TOGETHER WE SEEK GOD.


(Learn more about Sacred Heart Monastery on their web site.)


1005 W. 8th Street
Yankton, SD 57078-3389
Prioress: Penny Bingham, OSB