assistance to local parishes, chaplaincies in hospitals
and colleges/universities. So why don’t you come live
the Rule of St. Benedict with us! Men ages 18-35 may
contact the Vocation Director, Br. Patrick Winbush,
O.S.B., Newark Abbey, 528 Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr., Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102; (973) 792-5772; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: www.newarkabbey.org.
See ad on page 114. Code #182.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Peru, IL—Saint
Bede Abbey Prayer, work, community, stability,
balance. Sound good to you? They can be yours as
a Benedictine monk. St. Bede Abbey in Peru, IL is
home to sixteen monks, both priests and brothers.
The community was founded in 1890. The monks
serve the Church universal and local in a variety of
ways: a college prep, co-ed, day and boarding high
school; parish and hospital ministry; hospitality.
Work is tailored to the talents, abilities and interests
of each monk that God may be glorified in all things.
Men, ages 21-45, interested in a stable, community
life of prayer and work, are invited to inquire and
visit to experience first-hand what monastic life is all
about. Don’t hesitate. Now is the acceptable time to
contact Abbot Philip Davey, O.S.B., St. Bede Abbey,
24 W US Highway 6, Peru, IL 61354; (815) 250-
0341; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; website: www.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Petersham, MA—
Saint Mary’s Monastery St. Mary’s Monastery is
a contemplative Benedictine community of monks
located in a forested setting in Petersham, MA. As
part of the 1500-year-old tradition of Benedictine
monastic life, we seek God and strive to grow in
love through following the Rule of St. Benedict with
its vows of obedience, stability, and conversion of
life. In responding to Christ’s call and supporting
one another, our small community of priests and
brothers has a balance of prayer, lectio divina, and
work within the monastery. Our day is centered on
the liturgy, as we sing daily Mass and the full Divine
Office in Gregorian Chant together with our twin
community of nuns, St. Scholastica Priory. This
daily liturgy and the rhythm of the liturgical seasons
shape our life with God. Contact: Br. Bernard, St.
Mary’s Monastery, 271 N. Main St. P.O. Box 345,
Petersham, MA 01366; (978) 724-3350; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: www.st-marysmonastery.org.
See ad on page 62. Code #485.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Pine City, NY—
Mount Saviour Monastery Mount Saviour is a
community of monks who are seeking God together
through an ever increasing openness to the guidance
of the Holy Spirit. That “in all things God may be
glorified” we strive to witness to God’s presence in the
world by living a simple, genuine and full monastic
life through a harmonious balance of prayer, study,
work, hospitality and leisure. We support ourselves
by work within the enclosure of the monastery. Our
location is rural and picturesque and provides a
peaceful environment that encourages us to listen for
the voice of God. To men who believe seeking God
to be primary in their lives - come join our family.
Live-in experience possible. For more information, to
arrange a visit or for a free copy of our documentary
“The Everyday” contact: Vocation Director, Mount
Saviour Monastery, 231 Monastery Rd., Pine City, NY
14871; (607) 734-1688; e-mail: vocations@msaviour.
org; website: http://www.msaviour.org.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Richmond, VA—
Mary Mother of the Church Abbey Mary Mother of
the Church Abbey is a vibrant community of monks,
Brothers and Priests, seeking God in the spirit of
the Rule of Saint Benedict as expressed through our
prayerful Liturgy and the work of our ministries.
Coming to the historical Richmond, Virginia in 1860,
the monks are dedicated to a life of prayer, simplicity,
pastoral work in the local diocese, social outreach,
retreats, and education ministry through the Bene-
dictine College Preparatory, an all-boys military high
school. We pray together five times a day including
the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, as well as daily
Holy Hour. Please consider visiting us any time of the
year to experience our life of prayer and service to the
local community. We are excited to hear from you via
our Vocation Director, Fr. John Mary Lugemwa, OSB
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (804)-708-
9653, or 12829 River Road, Richmond, VA 23238.
Our website: www.RichmondMonks.org.
See ad on page 151. Code #507.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Saint Benedict,
LA—Saint Joseph Abbey St. Joseph Abbey is a
Benedictine Monastery located in St. Benedict, LA,
just north of New Orleans. Presently the community
has 30 members. The community has as its ministry
the administration of St. Joseph Seminary College,
2 parishes, a retreat center, a woodworks industry,
and a bakery in which the abbey provides bread for
various social service agencies in the area. St. Joseph
Abbey lives the Rule of St. Benedict by its daily commitment to the twofold aspect of Benedictine life:
ora et labora—prayer and work. Contact Fr. Ephrem
Arcement, O.S.B.; 75376 River Road, St. Benedict,
LA 70457; (985) 892-1800 ext. 1301 or e-mail:
email@example.com. The abbey website is www.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Saint
Benedict, OR—Mount Angel Abbey Mount Angel Abbey in Saint Benedict, Oregon, is a community of 60
priests and brothers, living and working together
according to the Rule of St. Benedict. We are pastors,
scholars, teachers, artists, artisans, and skilled and
unskilled laborers. We range in age from 19 to 89
years old with 20 men in monastic and priestly formation. Our primary apostolate is the monastic life of
prayer and work. Since 1889 we have operated Mount
Angel Seminary; the largest College and Graduate
Seminary in the Western United States training men
for the diocesan and religious priesthood. Our Abbey
Library is a world-class architectural structure with
an outstanding collection available to our monks,
students and the general public. Our guest house
hosts and sponsors retreats for groups and individuals. Complimentary Monastic Discernment Retreats
are held quarterly. Contact Fr. Odo Recker, O.S.B.,
Mount Angel Abbey, 1 Abbey Drive, Saint Benedict,
OR 97373; (503) 845-3123; e-mail: Odo.Recker@
mtangel.edu; website: www.mountangelabbey.org. See
our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 145. Code #365.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Saint
Meinrad, IN—Saint Meinrad Archab-
bey Saint Meinrad Archabbey is a Ro-
man Catholic monastery located in rural
southern Indiana. Monks live a common life of shared
work and prayer, according to the Rule of St. Benedict,
and serve the Church through their prayer five times
a day including daily Eucharist, and their works of
education (Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of
Theology), retreat ministry and hospitality, pastoral
assistance to local parishes, and the ownership and
operation of Abbey Press and Abbey Caskets. Saint
Meinrad is a spiritual center for many people of faith
and is known for its beautiful liturgy and its service
to the local and broader Church. A formal come-and-
see experience, “A Monastic Observance,” is sched-
uled each year, December 27-Jan. 1, and personal
visits can be arranged for almost any time of the year.
For more information or to inquire about visiting,
contact: Office of Monastery Vocations, 100 Hill
Drive, Saint Meinrad, IN 47577; (812) 357-6318; e-
mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Subiaco,
AR—Subiaco Abbey If you have never
thought of being a monk before, then
we’re the place for you! You will find that
our abbey is no different from others in that our life
is lived as a balance of prayer and work. Like others,
we pray the Office and Mass everyday of our lives.
Like others, work flows from our prayer as we undertake involvement in our College-Prep Academy, our
Farm, our Vineyards, our Carpentry and Tailor shops,
our Retreat Center, and our Parishes. Three differences stand out: with 44 monks we are equally divided between brothers and priests who live our life
as one monastic family; we are actually thriving as a
monastic community with ten men in formation from
throughout the United States; and people tell us we
are the most unpretentious monks they have ever
met! We love being monks! Contact Br. Francis at
479-438-9115 or email@example.com or www.bene-dictinemonks.org.
See ad on page 50. Code #256.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Washing-
ton, D.C.—Saint Anselm’s Ab-
bey Founded in 1924, set in peaceful 40
acres in northeast Washington, St. Anselm’s is a community of brothers and priests living
under the Rule of St. Benedict and an abbot, seeking
God in prayer, work, study and service. Central to
the monastic life are praying the Divine Office in choir
and being faithful to personal prayer, “putting nothing ahead of the love of Christ.” Historically our
major ministry is a high school for boys founded in
1942, now for grades six through twelve. Monks also
serve in some parish work, in chaplaincies, in hospitality, and other in-house duties. For those who undertake the monastic life, St. Benedict promises that
fidelity to the conversion of life will lead to “hearts
overflowing with the inexpressible delight of love.”
If that appeals to you, come try it with us. Contact:
Vocation Director, St. Anselm’s Abbey, 4501 S. Dakota Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20017; (202) 269-
2335; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
Brothers of Christian Instruction (F.I.C.) Our
community of Brothers was founded to “make
Jesus Christ known” according to Fathers John de
La Mennais and Gabriel Deshayes who established
the congregation at Saint Brieuc, Brittany, France in
1819. Today, with nearly 900 members in 24 countries, the Brothers’ educational mission is primarily
as teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators in Catholic high schools and colleges. Brothers
may also minister as retreat directors, spiritual
directors and counselors, pastoral associates, and
in foreign missions especially in East Africa, Japan,
and the Philippines. In the United States Brothers
are called to live a simple, prayerful, community
lifestyle in Alfred, ME, and at Walsh University,
North Canton, OH. Single, Catholic men seeking
to become Brothers and those interested in Associate membership should contact: Bro. Albert
Heinrich, P.O. Box 159, Alfred, ME 04002; (207)
324-6612; e-mail: email@example.com; website:
See ad on page 35. Code #206.
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