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Saint John's Abbey


"Listen carefully, my son,
to the master's instructions,
attend to them with
the ear of your heart."

The Rule of Saint Benedict

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Saint John's Abbey


"Listen carefully, my son,
to the master's instructions,
attend to them with
the ear of your heart."

The Rule of Saint Benedict

Saint John's Abbey

A Benedictine Instruction to Hearing, Seeking, and Living
God’s Universal Call to Holiness

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For over 1,500 years, Benedictine monks around the world have followed the teachings of Jesus Christ by choosing to live together under the Rule of Saint Benedict. The monks of Saint John's Abbey follow in the footsteps of this ancient tradition, and we've designed this website to give you a sense of what our communal life in Christ is like in the 21st Century.

If you're a man looking for a way to seek God more deliberately, this website is meant especially for you. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions that aren't answered in the pages and images to follow.

May your visit here help you begin to discover what is possible when you give up everything to follow Christ. 

Be strong and take heart! Trust in the Lord!

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Ordination


We are a Community of
Catholic  Benedictine Men
Seeking God

Ordination


We are a Community of
Catholic  Benedictine Men
Seeking God

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prayerwork


Through a Common Life
of Prayer, Study, and Work

prayerwork


Through a Common Life
of Prayer, Study, and Work

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Mass


Giving Witness to Christ
and the Gospel

Mass


Giving Witness to Christ
and the Gospel

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Church and world


In Service to the Church
and the World

Church and world


In Service to the Church
and the World

"Every time you begin a good work, you must first pray to Him
most earnestly to bring it to perfection."

The Rule of Saint Benedict

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Garden


Garden


Continue your discernment of God’s call,
and “test the spirits” with the wisdom and instruction of  
a Benedictine Vocation Guide

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Guides


Guides


Experienced in the faith and the religious life,
Vocation Guides listen and offer council
through spiritual exercise and discernment opportunity,
helping you relate your past and current religious experience
with the call to serve and love God today and for the future