Are you thinking to dedicate your life to God?
A Monastic Community
The Monastic life is a way of life that unites the soul intimately to God. In its path of discovery the power of prayer transforms and obtains that living faith that will change hearts. Sublime in its simplicity it radiates to the whole world. The weapon of prayer conquers.
Our simplicity of life is perhaps a new emphasis on this form of living in modern times. Shedding the complexities of our American way of life, strips us of burdens one often longs to be relieved of.
The Monastic life is not new. The contemplative life is not new. This is an ancient form of life originated in the 4th century and even before. However, it lives forever new as it answers the needs of contemporary life...an answer to simplified style of living.
Our society rebels against schedule and calls it a lack of freedom. What do we rebel against?
The real rebellion, and especially the youth, is a cry against complexities and the artificial society. Can we return to the essentials of simplicity? If we seek such a return. . .it is a natural reverting to the Monastic Life with its rhythm of prayer, work, play, unity in communal living and loving with small demands.
Our effort is not to turn away from society of which we are a part, but to witness to society the possibility of allowing the expansion of the human person. Reaching out to what is natural and real as opposed to what is often unreal. One that shines among people in a life of utter simplicity that reflects the Presence of God who alone is Reality. The Monastic life penetrates society and tells of eternal values to a suffering age of uncertainty. It is a sign of freedom from our noisy culture to restore the primary essentials of living. The structure of Monastic Life allows for relaxation and an atmosphere of learning, study and truth.