peace and beauty and invite pilgrims, spiritual seekers, and thoselooking for peace to be our guests.
We welcome those who join us inprayer, and those who simply sharetheir prayer intentions with us. Oneof the purposes of monastic enclosure (living and working in themonastery itself) is so we may behere, at home, when someone comesto us. Benedict asks us to welcomeeach and every guest as if he or shewere Christ coming to us. Whetherthe guest be poor or well-off, oldor young, a member of the faith ornot, they all are to be recognized asChrist here among us now.
on. Some monasteries have schools;some have hospitals; others haveretreat houses on their grounds.Benedict did value manual laboras well as study and the pursuit ofwisdom. My monastery makes altarbreads, that is, communion wafers.We also have sisters who craft soaps,lotions, candles, and other items,and we work to keep the house ofGod clean, in repair, and ready towelcome guests.
All are welcome
Hospitality is very important toBenedictines. We create places of
SISTER RUTHStarman, O.S.B.takes a momentfrom her workfor a smile, a partof the hospitalitythat Benedictinesare known for.
COUR TESY OF BENEDICTINE SIS TERS OF PERPETUAL ADORATION