Who We Are

We are a small, contemplative Benedictine monastery, located in Windsor, NY, about 165 miles east of New York City, 15 miles east of Binghamton and a five-minute drive from the Pennsylvania border, in the Diocese of Syracuse. Windsor Painting

Founded in 1979 by three Sisters, we became formally affiliated with the Camaldolese Benedictine Congregation in 1986. The Camaldolese charism provides for seeking God in both community and solitude, while allowing more outreach and a less restricted enclosure than is usually possible for contemplative nuns. For practical reasons, we have begun the process of changing our affiliation to an American Benedictine congregation, but we shall continue to draw inspiration from the Camaldolese ideal.

Our small number permits flexibility, creativity, abundant use of individual gifts and the opportunity to build a monastic foundation.

St Joseph HermitageSr. Laura, Sr. Donald, Sr. Sheila