Connect with the Sisters

Our liberal arts college in South Dakota was founded by the sisters of the Sacred Heart Monastery, who live, work and pray alongside our students and staff. The Benedictine ideals of ministry, leadership, and service are embedded in all they do. Have just one conversation with a sister, and you'll quickly learn the importance of living the values of the Benedictine's throughout your life. If you're lucky enough to befriend a sister, you'll know why our alumni come back often to visit. 

It's very common to see the sisters in the stands at Cimpl Arena, cheering on the Lancers. There are several ways to connect with the sisters, and they welcome any student into their lives, regardless of faith or religion. Some students get the help and assurance they need navigating through college by having a sister as a prayer partner or tutor. Others spend time getting to know each sister at sporting events, campus life game nights, service projects, or visiting with them at adoration and discernment retreats. In addition, students are always welcome to the monastery for lunch, dinner, or ice cream socials. 



  • The Residential Volunteer Program is a new and unique way to volunteer. Imagine working, playing, and praying with the Sisters AND having the chance to have personal time for reflection. For more information visit or contact the Program Director, Sister Bonita, via email: