The newest addition to the llama nursery... Tulia's little one arrived today!
This week in Llama News: There's nothing like the scent of a wet llama; Caleb loves his mommy; a little Greco-llama wrestling; when mom's not around, you can always get some lovin' from Auntie (& a bit of pre-chewed grass for a snack); and Tulia discovers that a camera is not food.

To all of you who supported us on Giving Hearts Day with your gifts and your prayers, we are happy to say we did very well! We will tell you more when are the numbers are in (it takes a while), but I can tell you how the statewide campaign went. The 28,043 giving hearts donated $13,122,400 to the participating charities! This year marks an increase of $2,429,748 over last year! On behalf of our Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation, our Southwest ND GHD Colloborative, and all other participating charities, we HEARTILY THANK YOU!

It’s not too late to make an online donation on Giving Hearts Day!

We continue to be blessed by your kindness, and you can count on the Sisters’ gratitude for your support and their prayers for you and your intentions. God bless your giving heart!

#givingheartsday #countme we #countyou!

Was your giving heart preoccupied with the busyness of the day? There's still time for you to make an impact on Giving Hearts Day!

We are one of 400 charities across North Dakota participating in this 24-hour online fundraising event. To make an online donation to support the Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery, click below and search for Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation!

#givingheartsday #countme we #countyou!

Sr. Renee is in Dickinson at the West River Community Center with cookies! Make a donation to your favorite charity on Giving Hearts day, either on line or at the Community Center and you can taste some delicious cookies! She is waiting to see you!

To donate online go to & search for Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation.

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Dear Friends,
It's Giving Hearts Day! Thanks for thinking of us today. If you misplaced the address to give it is (then search for Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation). God's blessings on you for your generosity.
Sister Paula Larson

Money raised today will be used for the present and continuing needs of the Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery.

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It’s Giving Hearts Day!!! TA DA!!! February 8 is finally here. Click below to make an online donation.
Every gift counts, even if it’s a gift of prayer for the success of the day!
#givingheartsday #countme we #countyou!

Fran Hauck is our "cookie baker"! Thank you Fran for always going above and beyond, you make baking cookies fun ~ you truly have a Giving Heart! Please join Sister Renee and others on February 8, at the West River Community Center in Dickinson for a fun and delicious fund raising event, the "Giving Hearts Day Southwestern ND Cookie Challenge." Many charitable organizations that benefit all age groups will be at this event. For just a minimum donation of $10 (cash, check, online) to a Giving Hearts Day participating charity or charities of your choice, you will get to sample and vote for your favorite cookie.

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Three more days to the great “Cookie Challenge” at the West River Community Center, Dickinson, 12:30-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Giving Hearts Day! For a $10 or more donation to one or more of the participating charities in our Southwest ND Collaborative, you can take a “cookie candidate” at each table, and then vote for your favorite cookie (ahem, Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation!). Besides all the cookies, you will get a sticker for discounts at nearby merchants! Some of the charities have other discounts that have been offered if you donate to them. Sister Laura Hecker, subprioress and board member, is holding these cookies with your reminder.

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Foundation Board member Al Weisbeck, Bismarck, and Assistant Foundation Director Ila Perhus met up on Thursday night at the Dickinson State University men’s basketball game against Jamestown College. Even though they were cheering for opposite teams, they both cheer for Giving Hearts Day! To make a secure online donation go to Checks dated February 8 and to our office by that date go toward our goal. Every Gift Counts!

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Gate City Bank is celebrating their 95th Anniversary by giving away 38 $2,500.00 awards for Giving Hearts Day! See how your vote can help your favorite charity! To vote for us type in Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation - Richardton Last day to vote is February 2nd. Vote, vote, vote! Thank you Gate City ~

Giving Hearts Day is February 8, 2018. It is a day to donate to your favorite charity. Gate City Bank is donating $95,000 to charities on this day.

9 days to Giving Hearts Day! Voting has started at VISIONBanks for the video contest. Go to
watch Southwest ND GHD Collaborative and many other great videos. Top three vote getters win prizes, but more than this you will learn so much about some great charities! Blessings on your day ~

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In case you missed it... the latest issue of the Benedictine Witness is on our website!…/The-Bendictine-Witness-20…

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The latest issue of Promise of the Prairie is available on our website!…/Promise-of-the-Prairie-20…

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Group photo of our Giving Hearts Day Southwestern ND Collaborative! Check out our Facebook page for more information on our charities and check out our event page ~~~ Februay 8, "Cookie Challenge" at West River Communitiy Center, Dickinson!
Also *** Nominate your favorite charity to win cash prizes by visiting or any one of the Gate City Bank offices across North Dakota. Nominations will be accepted through February 2, when 38 lucky charities across our region will be randomly chosen to each win a $2,500 gift from Gate City Bank!

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The Sisters want to remind you that Giving Hearts Day is just 3 weeks away, February 8, 2018!
It's a 24 hour online giving day across North Dakota! If you'd rather you can send a check to the Sisters dated February 8, 2018! It will be entered that day - be part of Giving Hearts Day! #countme
On February 8th make a donation to your favorite charity!

January 9 & 10----
Sr. Marie Hunkler worked at St. Benedict's Health Center campus, Dickinson, the fall of 1995 to May 2001, as Chaplain and Spiritual Care Director. Nearly 17 years later she was asked to return to the campus on January 9 & 10 and do 4 sessions of Mission Education for Staff. She thoroughly enjoyed her time with the large staff during these four sessions! It was also great fun seeing some of the staff whom she knew from 17 years ago! We have all changed and grown!

photo: left to right: Susan Lengowski, Staff Development Director & Sr. Marie Hunkler

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