The St. Paul’s Monastery is the result of a partnership between the Sisters of St. Benedict, and two other organizations — CommonBond Communities and Tubman.

Pope Architects partnered with McGough Construction, and the Sisters  over a three-year period to master plan their existing 100,000 sq. ft. Monastery and surrounding 34-acre site.

The new St. Paul’s Monastery is better-sized and equipped for the needs and resources of the Sisters. It includes housing, a spiritual retreat center, bell tower, dining area, chapel, community room, health center, and offices.

The former monastery was repurposed as the Tubman Center East — a transitional housing and resource center for women and families in crisis.