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Welcome!July 2013 Benedictine Sisters of Mother of God Monastery

We are a community of Benedictine women known as Mother of God Monastery of Watertown, South Dakota.


Check us out and get to know us better by moving through these pages of information about our community. If you’re in the area, come join us for daily mass!





Esther SchwehrCelebrate Jubilee & Birthday!

Sister Esther Schwehr, OSB, celebrates 75 years of being a vowed religious as well as her 98th birthday!


Sister Esther was born in Belfield, ND. She entered Sacred Heart Convent in 1937 and became a founding member of Mother of God Monastery in 1961.  Most of her ministry work was in teaching.   Sister now resides at Estelline Nursing Center in Estelline, SD.


Congratulations, Sister Esther, and Happy Birthday!






 Jubilee Video!procession.1

Sister Teresa Ann, OSB celebrated her 50th Jubilee with her Sisters, relatives and friends on July 19th at Mother of God Monastery Chapel.


Click here for a video of her Jubilee