Welcome to The Order of Saint Helena

The Mission of the Order of Saint Helena (Episcopal) is to show forth Christ through a life of monastic prayer, hospitality and service. We are women living communally under a vow of monastic poverty, celibate chastity and obedience to God. From Benedictine roots, we discern new ways to interpret traditional monasticism, striving to grow in diversity and inclusivity.

More about our mission and our history.

OSH Online

VIDEO about being an Episcopal nun

VIDEO of Faith Anthony's Life Profession

RECORDINGS of our chant including Compline

RECORDING of radio interview with Sr ES

RECORDING of Ch 6 TV interview with Srs ES and Ellen Francis

Facebook Keep up with us on Facebook...

... and in the February 2014 issue of the saint helena newsletter.

eBreviary and ePsalter

DONATION: In appreciation for your donation of $25 or more, we are offering a gift of the Saint Helena Breviary: Monastic Edition and Saint Helena Psalter in PDF (Portable Document Format) on a CD.

Please note that this CD contains text files of the documents, and is not a music CD.

Blessing of the Land for our New Convent

The service of Blessing was held on Sat Oct 26, 2013, and The Rt Rev W Andrew Waldo was the presider for the liturgy. More news coming soon about our new convent construction!

Upcoming Events -- Register Here


Contemplative Prayer for Peace and Justice

Monthly group meeting on Sat mornings, starting at 9:30 a.m.: Feb 22, Mar 22; led by Sr. Linda Elston, OSH

Passion and Peace: a Silent Lenten Retreat

Mar 7-9, 2014,led by Sr. E.S., OSH

New Convent Update

ARCHITECT'S RENDERINGS of our new convent! Our architects are Cheatham, Fletcher and Scott of Augusta GA. We currently expect the construction to begin early in 2014, and for the process to take at least a year.

Updated: February 6, 2014