Upcoming Concert: A Tribute to Native American Culture

April 22 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm


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.

A non-profit choral organization serving the quad–city region, Palouse Choral Society is an auditioned body of community choirs celebrating choral music through masterful performances, educational outreach, and cultural enrichment with singers from the Palouse, Valley, Prairie, and Clearwater regions.




Piano TrioConcerts in the Chapel

Our chapel has been blessed with the sounds of the Palouse Choral Society, The In-Between Jazz trio, Wilson-McVey-Hilliard Trio, and more.

One of the highlights of the Spirituality and the Arts program is the annual Gonzaga University Choir performance in September. This amazing choir never fails to astound us and flood our hearts and spirits with beauty. Join us for the upcoming concert on September 9, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. FREE. The choir will also provide music for 10:30 a.m. Mass that day.



Don’t let yourself forget that God’s grace rewards not only those who never slip, but also those who bend and fall. So sing! The song of rejoicing softens hard hearts. It makes tears of godly sorrow flow from them. Singing summons the Holy Spirit. Happy praises offered in simplicity and love lead the faithful to complete harmony, without discord. Don’t stop singing.
~ St. Hildegard of Bingen


Mission Statement of Spirituality and the Arts at St. Gertrude

“In the spirit of St. Benedict who encouraged expression of artistic gifts in the monastic community, the Benedictine Sisters of Cottonwood, Idaho seek to integrate spirituality and the arts. Since we believe art is the domain of every human being, we endeavor with artists, through dialogue and hospitality, to contemplate, to express and to explore the unity and mystery of all creation.

Working with others, we hope to foster an artistic environment and be present to the many manifestations of beauty in our world and to nurture new artistic possibilities. By embracing the profound mystery of artistic experience, we aspire to the transformation of individuals and the world.”