St. Benedict’s Priory is a monastery dependent on Conception Abbey in northwest Missouri. For this reason, the vocation director at Conception Abbey coordinates the process of vocation discernment. Initial formation as a postulant, novice and junior professed monk is done in Missouri.

If you are thinking of life as a Benedictine monk, the first step is to discern your call from God.  For assistance in this discernment process, you should contact Conception Abbey’s vocation director, Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB. (660) 944-2857 or monks@conception.edu.

Visit Conception Abbey's Vocation Pages