About Us

Guiding Principles by Which We Live

  • We seek God together in community and share a common mission and vision. Our life together unites and focuses our energies in spreading the Gospel.
  • We desire to be together in the dailiness of life by sharing our common prayer and table, our leisure, our talents, our joys and struggles.
  • We seek to recognize and develop the gifts and abilities of our sisters for the benefit of the individual, the community, and society.
  • We call each other to lives of moderation.
  • We strive to share and reverence all the goods of the monastery.
  • By the stability of our community life, we commit ourselves to each other and to seeking God at this time and in this place.
  • We commit ourselves to a life of prayer, praising God and bringing before God the needs of all people.
  • Our prayer in common and in solitude unites us with others and sustains us throughout the day.
  • We gather daily to pray the Liturgy of the Hours.
  • We celebrate the Eucharist, God’s presence in and among us.
  • We value the quality of our liturgical prayer, which gives expression to our monastic life.
  • We are nurtured by our daily Lectio.
  • Our lives are enriched and renewed by times of silence and solitude and frequent communal celebrations which bring healing and reconciliation.
  • We reverence all God’s creation.
  • We are hospitable to each other, respecting individual and community needs.
  • We endeavor to receive all people as Christ and to share who we are and what we have.
  • We strive to balance our hospitality to guests and our personal time with God and community.
  • Our primary work is to seek God together in community.
  • Our service flows from our monastic life together.
  • Together we seek to respond to the needs of the Church and of society.
  • We strive to be leaders in our ministries by giving witness to the Benedictine values of community, prayer, hospitality, and work.
  • We recognize the value and sacredness of manual labor.
  • We endeavor to be responsible stewards of what we have been given.
  • We uphold fair treatment and just wages for all.