all-boys, college-prep, Catholic high school known as
Marmion Academy. The monks continue to serve as
administrators, teachers, chaplains, coaches, librarians,
and support staff. Since 1965, Marmion Abbey has
had a monastic foundation in Guatemala. Marmion’s
priest-monks also provide pastoral assistance to the
Catholic parishes of the local Church in Aurora. The
monks of Marmion Abbey have been engaged in the
work of farming, at our Abbey Farms. We invite you to
enter into our school for the Lord’s Service. Fr. Vincent
Bataille, O.S.B., 850 Butterfield Rd., Aurora, IL 60502;
(630) 897-7215 ext. 350; e-mail: vbataille@marmion.
org; website: www.marmion.org.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.)—Mount Angel Abbey Mount Angel Abbey in Saint Benedict, Oregon, is a community of 51 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
28 to 96 years old. 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, One Abbey Drive, Saint
Benedict, OR 97373; (503) 845-3123; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: www.
mountangelabbey.org. See our web ad at www.
See ad on page 78. Code #365.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.)—Mount Saviour
Monastery Mount Saviour is a small community of
men 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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org: website: www.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.)—Newark Abbey What
are Monks doing in the City? The Benedictine Monks
of Newark Abbey have been in the center of Newark,
New Jersey since 1857. Living in community according
to the Rule of St. Benedict. We follow a daily schedule
that balances prayer and work. We serve the people
of God through our ministries in Saint Benedict’s
Preparatory School, Saint Mary’s School, and Saint
Mary’s Parish. We offer 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 21-35 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:
See ad on page 105. Code #182.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.)—Portsmouth
Abbey Portsmouth Abbey is a Benedictine monastery
on the shores of Narragansett Bay in Portsmouth,
RI. Our community of monks seeks God through a
balanced life of prayer and work. We are teachers and
administrators at Portsmouth Abbey School, founded
in 1926, and serve as chaplains to our students and
faculty. Some of us are artists and scholars and authors.
We offer retreats and have an active oblate program for
lay people wishing to apply the Rule of St. Benedict’s
wisdom in their own lives. We invite men (age18-50)
interested in exploring a lifelong monastic vocation
to visit our website for more information and to
request a visit: www.portsmouthabbeymonastery.
org. Or Contact: Abbot Caedmon Holmes, O.S.B.,
Vocations Director, Portsmouth Abbey, 285 Cory’s
Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871.
See ad on page 82. Code #417.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.)—Saint Anselm’s
Abbey Set in its peaceful 40 acres in northeast
Washington, DC, St. Anselm’s is a community of
men dedicated to seeking God in prayer, work, and
living a communal life under the Rule of St. Benedict
and an abbot. Central to the common life are praying
the Divine Office in choir and personal prayer, so
“that nothing be preferred to Christ”; and manual
and scholarly work, so “that in all things God may
be glorified.” The monks share their life with others
primarily by teaching in the Abbey school (with about
250 male students in grades six through twelve) and
at college and university level institutions. Some also
assist with hospitality, give spiritual direction and
retreats, serve as chaplains and assist in parishes. St.
Benedict insists in his Rule that newcomers be warned
of the hardships monastic life entails, and that the
beginning is bound to be difficult. But he promises that
fidelity to the discipline of the monastic life will lead to
“hearts overflowing with the inexpressible delight of
love.” Contact: Vocation Director, St. Anselm’s Abbey,
4501 S. Dakota Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20017;
(202) 269-2335; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.)—Saint Gregory’s Abbey St. Gregory’s Abbey, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, is a community of monks, bothpriests andbrothers, whoseek
God by living according to the Rule of St. Benedict and
vows of obedience, stability and ongoing conversion.
Arriving in 1875, our founders established the Catholic
Church in what is now Oklahoma. Our communal life
remains centered on the sacred liturgy, private prayer,
the common life, work and fraternal support. This
inspires and sustains us in the various ways by which
we actively serve the Church and assist others.
Members of our community work and minister in
education through St. Gregory’s University and the
Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art—both located on our
monastery campus—and in pastoral ministry, retreats,
and hospitality. Contact: Fr. Boniface Copelin, O.S.B.,
St. Gregory’s Abbey, 1900 W. MacArthur, Shawnee, OK
74804; (405) 878-5491; e-mail: vocations@stgregorys.
edu; website: www.monksok.org.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.)—Saint John’s Abbey Saint John’s Abbey is a Catholic Benedictine monastery of 150 monks living, praying, and working
together amid 2700 acres of woods, lakes and prairies in
central Minnesota. Our Apostolates include: parish
ministry, chaplaincies, guesthouse, spiritual retreats,
woodworking, Saint John’s Preparatory School, Saint
John’s University, the graduate School of Theology, the
Liturgical Press, the Hill Museum and Manuscript
Library and the Arboretum. A Monk of Saint John’s
Abbey lives a life steeped in the rhythm of prayer and
work. In addition to private prayer, lectio divina and
daily Mass, we gather four times a day for the liturgy of
the hours and Eucharist. Work varies depending upon
the interests and talents of each monk, so as to meet the
spiritual needs of each. Through a balance of work and
prayer, living in community and following the Rule of
Saint Benedict a monastic vocation is developed and
fostered. See our website for details. Brother Aelred
Senna, O.S. B., Vocation Director, Saint John’s Abbey, Box
2015, Collegeville, MN 56321; (320) 363-2548; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: www.abbeyvocations.com.
Preferred age for monastic candidates: 23-43. Education:
high-school diploma, minimum. See our web ad at www.
See ad on page 40. Code #132.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.)—Saint Joseph
Abbey St. Joseph Abbey is a Benedictine Monastery
located in St. Benedict, LA, just north of New Orleans.
Presently the community has 37 members. The
community has as its ministry the administration of St.
Joseph Seminary College, 3 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. Jude
Israel, O.S.B.; 75376 River Road, St. Benedict, LA
70457; (985) 892-1800 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The abbey website is www.saintjosephabbey.com.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.)—Saint Mary’s Abbey Maybe your place in God’s plan is our place, Saint Mary’s Abbey at Delbarton. Located in the hills of Morris County, NJ, our
community of 45 monks seeks God by personal and
communal prayer, and a variety of ministries. We are
teachers and administrators at a preparatory school for
boys and preachers and counselors at our retreat center.
We serve as chaplains at local colleges and pastors in
area parishes. We invite men (ages 20-45, college
graduate or equivalent in life experience) to share our
vision. Click on our website for up-to-date vocation
and discernment retreat information. Vocation
Director, 230 Mendham Road, Morristown, New Jersey
07960-4899; (973) 538-3231, ext. 2111; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: www.osbmonks.org.
See our web ad at www.VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 2. Code #088.