Welcome to the Order of Saint Helena

Whether you are looking for an extended time of prayer, reflection and retreat or simply a few moments or hours of peace and quiet, you are welcome at the Convent of Saint Helena.  There you may find opportunity for solitude or for companionship in the journey, as you wish.  Jesus said to his disciples, “I have called you friends.”  We look forward to your friendship as, together, we seek and rejoice in God.

Between visits and for those not able to visit us in person, you may connect with us through online media: Facebook, our e-newsletter, brief reflections On Holy Ground and on YouTube.

The mission of the Order of Saint Helena is to show forth Christ through a life of monastic 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.