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The Order of Saint Helena

A monastic community for women in

The Episcopal Church

Jesus said to his disciples, “I have called you friends.” We look forward to your friendship as, together, we seek and rejoice in God.

The mission of the Order of Saint Helena is to show forth the love of Christ through a monastic life of prayer, hospitality, and service. We are lay and ordained 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, as we strive to grow in diversity and inclusivity.

Why did we join the Order of Saint Helena?

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