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New Ways to Be Benedictine

Do you want to be part of a Benedictine community? Live according to Benedictine spirituality? We are exploring new ways for people to join us. Come and See dates: February 25-March 4, April 15-22, May 20-27

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Concert: A Tribute to Native American Culture

The acclaimed, 70-member Palouse Choral Society will perform music inspired by Native American culture in the chapel of the Monastery of St. Gertrude. Directed by Dr. Sarah J. Graham. General Admission: $10 for adults, kids and students free. Reception to follow.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

  1. New Ways to Be Benedictine: Come and See

    February 25 @ 7:00 pm - March 4 @ 1:30 pm
  2. God of Creation Art Challenge Begins

    March 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Retreat ~ A Watercolor Journey

    March 13 @ 3:00 pm - March 15 @ 1:30 pm
  4. Retreat ~ Sacred Celtic Landscapes

    March 16 @ 7:30 pm - March 18 @ 1:30 pm
  5. Vocations: Easter Triduum

    March 29 @ 3:00 pm - April 1 @ 1:30 pm

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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Oblates for the Future

Calling Benedictine oblates! You are invited to St. Gertrude’s in the fall of 2018 to actively participate in the week-long Symposium of North American Oblates to discuss and discern the subject, “Oblates for the Future.”

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