May 2023

Masks finally a memory

After more than three years of wearing facemasks to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus, residents and staff were allowed to shed their masks on May 5! Transmission rates in Olmsted County became low enough for 14 days running to allow the mask requirement to be relaxed. If transmission rates return to high (or if there is an outbreak on campus), we will go back to wearing masks. 

Mother, son celebrate Mother’s Day at Benedictine Madonna Meadows after 57 years of separation

Mother’s Day 2023 was a celebration unlike any other as Madonna Meadows resident Linda Kelley welcomed the son she gave up for adoption in 1964 and his family for a visit.

Read the rest of this incredible story here.

You can also read about the reunion in the Rochester Post Bulletin and see a video story on KAAL-TV. Thanks to our local media for covering this heart-warming story about one of our residents.

Making progress toward our piano goal!

Thanks to everyone who has donated toward our goal of purchasing five new pianos for use across our three campuses. So far we've raised $10k--enough for two pianos!

If you haven't had a chance to donate, click the give button to take you to our website's giving page. Select our greatest needs fund and write "pianos" in the comments.

Give today toward new pianos!

Walking tacos tempt many to donate

Our associate giving club, also known as CREW, sponsored a walking taco lunch fundraiser on May 5. The event both celebrated Cinco de Mayo, as well as raised more than $400 for for new campus pianos.

"It's wonderful to see so many staff and residents come out to support the piano project," said Foundation Director Jordan Broers. "Residents love live piano music, so we want to make sure we have pianos that sound really great."


Is a gift of real estate right for you?

There are many options for donating your home, second home, commercial building, vacant land, farm, or other real estate to Benedictine Foundation-Rochester/Byron. There may be a gift plan available that will help you achieve your charitable and financial goals

Find out more about whether a gift of real estate could be right for you.

Become a Benedictine Believer!

Becoming a monthly donor has a huge impact for small nonprofit organizations like ours. 

You see, even a small gift each month makes a big difference.

It is an easy and affordable way for individuals to make their support go further and impact more lives all together.

Do you believe?

Leave a Benedictine legacy

Perhaps the easiest and most flexible way to have a lasting impact on Benedictine Foundation-Rochester/Byron is to name the foundation as a beneficiary in your will or living trust. Please visit our legacy-giving website for more information or contact Foundation Director Jordan Broers to let him know your wishes: or (507) 206-2219

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