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Liturgy of the Hours.
An excellent resource for daily prayer of the Divine Office, including audio transmissions.

Liturgy of the Hours.
An excellent resource for daily prayer of the Divine Office, including audio transmissions.

Benedictine Resources

Federation of St. Gertrude
The Federation to which Sacred Heart Monastery belongs, consisting of 16 womenís monasteries in the United States and Canada.

Congregation of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
A contemplative Benedictine community with about 100 members, with its main monastery in Clyde, Missouri, and two other houses of nuns in Tuscon, Arizona and Dayton, Wyoming,

Assumption Abbey
is the menís monastery located about one mile east of Sacred Heart Monastery in Richardton, North Dakota. Our brother monks raise cattle, and a number of them teach at the University of Mary in Bismarck.

Annunciation Monastery
A house of Benedictine women, located in Bismarck, North Dakota, which sponsors the University of Mary, a private, four-year university, Garrison Memorial Hospital, and St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck.

Federation of St. Benedict
An international Federation of Benedictine women, with 12 member monasteries.

Federation of St. Scholastica
A congregation of Benedictine women, with 20 member monasteries, mostly in the United States.

Order of St. Benedict
An international Catholic religious order of men and women who follow the Rule of Benedict, hold all things in common, and live under the authority of an abbot, abbess, or prioress.

Local Catholic Resources

Diocese of Bismarck
The Diocese of Bismarck was established December 31, 1909. Its 34,268 square mile area is located in western North Dakota. The diocese covers 23 counties, with a population of approximately 253,552; the Catholic population is approximately 62,000. Bis

Oblates and Associates

Oblates and Associates
An excellent resource for people who choose to formally associate themselves with a Benedictine monastery.

Wind Energy

North Dakota Department of Commerce, Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Programs
North Dakota has an outstanding wind resource. Providing more available wind for development than any other state

American Wind Energy Association
Lobbyist organization for renewable energy.

University of North Dakota, Energy and Environmental Research Center
A regional collaboration of individuals and organizations from the central and northern Plains for the development of alternative energy models.

Wind Interests of North Dakota
Resource sharing to encourage wind energy developments in North Dakota.


Dickinson State University
A four-year state university, with an enrollment of approximately 2300 students and a large international student body. DSU is located about 20 miles west of Sacred Heart Monastery.

University of North Dakota
Located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on the border with Minnesota, UND is a national public research university, with law and medical schools. UNDís enrollment is approximately 13,000 students.

Bismarck State College
BSC is a two-year community college, offering programs that lead to transfer to universities for undergraduate completion and degrees.

University of Mary
A four-year university in Bismarck, North Dakota, sponsored by Annunciation Monastery. University of Mary is a Catholic liberal arts college known for its leadership programs, whose president is Sister Thomas Welder, OSB.


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