Spread Laundry Love in Partnership With Saint Benedict’s Monastery
This 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. In October 2022, a community partnership was established by the Central Minnesota Catholic Worker in St. Joseph, Minn.
Laundry Love is held in St. Joseph the first and third Tuesday nights of the month from 5–8 p.m. During that time, individuals and families can visit the St. Joseph Laundromat and get quarters and laundry supplies to do their laundry. Two to six individuals or families generally participate each time, and Laundry Love aims to have $110 available each session. Volunteers come from Saint John’s Campus Ministry, Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, and the Central Minnesota Catholic Worker.
The public is invited to partner with Saint Benedict’s Monastery to spread some laundry love. From Sunday, March 5, through Sunday, March 19, 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 $500 that can be used by Laundry Love to positively impact the less fortunate in the St. Joseph community. For more information, call (320) 363-7100 or visit www.sbm.osb.org.
The Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, Minn., are a monastic community of women who seek God in their daily lives according to the Gospel and the Rule of Benedict. Through their ministry of prayer, work and community living, they listen and respond to the needs of the Church and the world.