Abbot’s Welcome

Dear friends,

I welcome you to the community of St. Peter’s, via this web site.

St. Peter’s has been present on the Canadian Prairies for more than 100 years. We have helped this area in Saskatchewan to grow and develop — physically, culturally and spiritually.

With the development of new technology, we are now present on the Internet.

Over the years we have helped the people in this area by staffing more than 30 parishes, by establishing and staffing an excellent high school and college, by publishing a weekly Catholic newspaper (the Prairie Messenger), by running our own farm and, most recently, by setting up a guest house and retreat centre.

Our Roman Catholic lifestyle of prayer and service is inspired by our Christian mission. Our community lives by the Rule of St. Benedict – a rule which has guided Christian communities for more than 1,500 years. St. Benedict’s monks live a life which is inspired by ancient wisdom and is always open to the signs of the times today.

On behalf of the community of St. Peter’s Abbey in Saskatchewan, Canada I
am happy to share with you a glimpse of monastic life in this video.

You will meet many of our monks and see where we live, work and pray.

We follow the Rule of St. Benedict. It was written 1,500 years ago, based
on the Gospel, and it is known for its spirit of moderation. Our life here
provides us time for prayer, work and community life.

St. Peter’s is located in rural Saskatchewan. We welcome guests, workshop
groups and students for St. Peter’s College university classes. Guests and
retreatants find here an oasis for prayer and silence to nourish their
body, soul and spirit and to help refocus their lives.

I invite you to watch this video.

Introduction to Benedictine Life at St. Peter’s Abbey

Abbot Peter Novecosky, OSB


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