The majority of the monks' medical needs are met by our on site physician and physician assistant. Other care is provided by a trained staff that consists of RN's, LPN's, CNA's, and students from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. Supervised facilities for physical and occupational therapy are also available on site.

The Prior is entrusted with the general monastic oversight of Saint Raphael Hall. The director is assisted by an advisory committee of the abbey, and several monks, including Abbot John, take turns celebrating Mass in the chapel.


Staffing on the unit is very generous to allow for care not to be rushed and time taken to spend some individual time with each member. We currently employee 25 staff members that have worked a combined total of 225 years of service. Many of our staff have remained in their positions due to loyalty to the community and the quality of care they are able to provide. They speak of the community as part of their family.

Applicants should visit the OSB employment site.