A Benedictine monastery is a community gathered by the mysterious call of the Lord and the faithful response of each member. It has the unity and stability of a family closely bound by ties of charity and the pursuit of the same spiritual goal. In faith, the nuns see Christ in one another and especially in the mother of the family, who holds His place in the monastery.
Dom Paul Delatte, the third abbot of Solesmes explained: “The conventual life proper to the order of Saint Benedict can be summed up in one word: family, a community life grouped around the fatherly authority of the abbot, the common life shared among brethren. . . . It is the most natural form of life, the most supernatural, the healthiest, the sweetest, the most continuous, too, since it is that of society both in time and in eternity”.
Click here to read an article published in the July 2015 edition of the Vermont Catholic magazine about a collaborative project between a local Catholic grade school and our monastery community.
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