Spirituality

Our Benedictine Spirituality

For over 1500 years the Rule of Benedict has served as a guide for ordinary men and women who want to live a full Gospel life. Benedictines prefer nothing to the love of Christ. We know God is present in everyone and in everything. Therefore, our lives are characterized by deep reverence and praise for all of creation. Living humbly before the greatness of God enlivens us and draws us to peacefulness and joy. Communion with God comes through all aspects of our lives:

  • Our community prayer, the Liturgy of the Hours, and the Eucharist, is the life-giving source of energy and charity.

  • In our community life and ministry we serve God.

  • Through hospitality we welcome Christ in everyone, especially the sick, the stranger and the underserved.

  • Through our vows we surrender to Christ.

  • In Obedience we listen to God and respond with courage.

  • Conversatio commits us to trust in the faithfulness of God and respond with daily commitment to live in this love in the simple life.

  • Stability calls us to stand in trust of God’s presence and power in ourselves and all life’s circumstances.