The Benedictine Volunteer Corps

The Benedictine Volunteer Corps of Saint John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota, exists to provide a year of volunteer service for graduates of Saint John’s University (Minnesota) at a monastery of the worldwide Benedictine confederation and to support the work, prayer and life of Benedictine monasteries around the world.


Welcome To Our Benedictine Volunteer Corps! We believe that wherever there are Benedictine monasteries and whatever their work is - because this work is done in the context of prayer and community living – the work of God is being done. On this foundation and because of our desire to be of service to our brother monasteries around the world and to provide a rich service opportunity for the graduates of our university, we have established The Saint John’s Abbey Benedictine Volunteer Corps.                                                                                         

                                                Abbot John Klassen and the Monks of Saint John’s Abbey

                                                                                                   Collegeville, Minnesota USA