Historical Museum Lecture Series

The 20th Annual Fall Lecture Series features three recipients of Idaho’s Esto Perpetua Award that recognizes extraordinary service to the history of Idaho. Lectures take place at 7 p.m. on Thursdays throughout October.

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Visit us:

  • Welcome Center/Bookshop/Museum Hours: 9:00 to 4:30, Monday – Saturday
  • Morning Prayer: Monday – Friday at 8:30 am, Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Mass: 11:30 am (Tuesdays and Saturdays are Midday Praise at 11:40 am)
  • Evening Prayer: Sunday – Friday at 5:00 pm (Saturday Vigils at 6:30 pm)
  • For services, please arrive five minutes early. Sometimes the schedule changes; call 208-962-3224 to verify.

Our Vision and Mission

Prayer awakens. Justice impels. Compassion acts.
Thy Kingdom come.

Eager to welcome God’s transforming power in ourselves and our world, we, the Benedictine sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, seek God together through monastic profession and respond in healing hospitality, grateful simplicity, and creative peacemaking.

About Us

Upcoming Events

  1. Lecture: How Idaho Got that Weird Shape

    October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Retreat: The Creative Word

    November 4 @ 7:00 pm - November 8 @ 1:30 pm
  3. Heavenly Scent – A Soap Making Primer

    November 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  4. From Plants to Tinctures, Tonics, and Salves

    November 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  5. Retreat: Silence the Christmas Noise

    December 1 @ 8:00 am - December 18 @ 5:00 pm

Care of the Land

We, the Benedictine Sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, have been entrusted with the gift of land by our loving God and Creator. Through the years our community and this land have been bonded together. With humility we recognize the earth (humus) as the source from which we (humanity) receive our life and sustenance. Our inner spirits are renewed by the contemplative environment it provides. Listening with the ear of our heart to the wisdom expressed through creation, opens us to the deeper reality of God in our lives.

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Spirit Center

Our retreat center hosts enriching and transforming retreats in Benedictine spirituality, spirituality and the arts, and more. We also offer individual retreats and welcome hosted groups. Our green facility features two conference rooms and 22 guest rooms, utilizing partial solar power as well as geothermal heating and cooling.

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Inn at St. Gertrude

We are delighted to share this beautiful setting with our guests at our very own bed and breakfast, recently awarded a TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence for consistently high reviews. Experience award-winning ecological stewardship and spectacular views of the rolling Camas Prairie, Gospel-Hump Wilderness and Seven Devils mountains. Skiing, fishing, river rafting, golf and biking are just minutes away. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Historical Museum at St. Gertrude

Our mission is to preserve the rich heritage of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Camas Prairie, Snake River, Salmon River, and surrounding areas. View special exhibits, including the stories of the Benedictine sisters, the Nez Perce people, Polly Bemis, and Buckskin Bill. Join us for our annual Raspberry Festival, Fall Lecture Series, and other fun and educational family events. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Benedictines for Peace

The Benedictine charism of peace challenges us to witness to gospel values. Recognizing this call to be peacemakers, Benedictines For Peace (BFP) gives a common voice to a vision of peace as we confront the violence of our day with the love of Christ that it might be transformed by our prayers and actions. We join with other Benedictine communities as Benedictines for peace.

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Case Statement

How are we moving into the future? Read about our vibrant mission, expanding community, and growing programs in our Case Statement.

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Support the Monastery

The Monastery of St. Gertrude has a rich history, a vibrant present, and an inspired future.

We are a Benedictine community which welcomes people of all faiths, richly connected through prayer. Our ministries, our community, and this sacred place, the Monastery of St. Gertrude, are made vibrant through the extensive network of people who generously support our mission with their time, talent, and financial support.