The Benedictine life is a balance of Prayer, Work and Study. Our Community is no exception. We try to live each day in this manner.
Opus Dei, the work of God, prayer is always the fundamental and essential portion of the work done at any religious community or house. Prayer is the central reason for our existence. We offer prayer daily for Christ’s Kingdom, the world and for those who have made prayer requests.
Morning Prayer: Daily 8:00 AM
Mid-day Prayer: Mon-Thu, Sat 12:00 PM
Evening Prayer: Daily 5:45 PM
Compline: Daily 9:45 PM
Mass: Sundays, Fridays 11:00 AM
Mass: Holy Days 11:00 AM
Our work is to live in a self-sufficient way as possible through Simplicity, Example, and Education.
Simplicity is central to our community's way of life. We grow as much of our food as possible. That is one way we live a life of producer rather than as a consumer. We support the urban farming and slow food movements, local food producers and our local farmers markets. We live a way of healthy living by practicing natural health
We as Christians are commanded, as Saint Francis of Assisi admonishes us, to go and preach the Gospel of Christ, but to use words only when it is necessary. We attempt to do what we are commanded through our work in support of those in need, both spiritually and physically.
We try to educate ourselves and then though our links to educate the world to the need of so many of our fellow humans on this fragile planet. We do not ask for donations for our self but for those organizations that provide for those in need and for those who are out there working to make this world a better place, Check our links for those.
Study of the Rule of Saint Benedict and other religious writings is an ongoing way of our life, centered on Holy Scripture. A daily reading of the Rule is done as part of our Evening Prayer, thus anchoring our prayer life to our study. Each of us are assigned reading to augment our ongoing religious training all the way from Postulant to Life Professed Members.