Saint Benedict’s Monastery Will Partner With Laundry Love in Celebration of Catholic Sisters Week

Catholic Sisters Week (CSW) takes place annually March 8–14 and shines a light on the spirituality, mission and community building of women religious. For the second consecutive year, Saint Benedict’s Monastery is celebrating CSW by partnering with Laundry Love, a national organization that helps low-income families afford laundry services at partnering laundromats. The Central Minnesota Catholic Worker has served as a Laundry Love partner in St. Joseph, Minn., since October 2022.

Laundry Love is held at the St. Joseph Laundromat the first and third Tuesday nights of the month from 5–8 p.m. During that time, individuals and families can use quarters and laundry supplies to do their laundry. Five to 10 individuals or families generally participate each time, and Laundry Love aims to have $200 available each session.

The public is invited to partner with Saint Benedict’s Monastery to spread laundry love. From Sunday, March 3, through Sunday, March 17, there will be collection jars located at the reception desks of Saint Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph and Saint Scholastica Convent in St. Cloud. The sisters hope to raise $1,200, enough to cover three months of expenses, that can be used by Laundry Love to positively impact the less fortunate in the St. Joseph community.