St.Benedict's

 

MONASTERY

 

 

Description of the Monastic Discernment Programs

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CANDIDATES LIVE IN THE MONASTERY and participate in all activities and exercises of monastic life:

 

1 | Seated and vested in choir for the daily mass and observance of the liturgy of the hours;

2 | Engaged work in the monastery and on the ranch;

3 | Participation in classes on the Rule of Benedict, Cistercian history and monastic authors, the documents of Vatican II and Sacred Scripture

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

Discernment of a Short-Term [6 months minimum]

Oblate Commitment to Monastic Life:

Catholic candidates must have received the sacraments of initiation [Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist]

Non-Catholic candidates must have been baptized into the Christian faith tradition

At the discretion of the Abbot, candidates may be directed to take classes in the fundamental teaching of the Catholic Church under the direction of the vocation director

A detailed autobiography for review and discussion must be submitted

 

Discernment of a Long-Term

Vowed Commitment to Monastic Life:

Candidates must have received the sacraments of initiation [Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist]

Documentary evidence of annulment of a previous marriage is required

A detailed autobiography for review and discussion must be submitted

Prior to consideration for admission, candidates will be invited for an

introductory visit of at least one week (extended as requested or

advisable) for discernment at the monastery retreat house under the

direction of the Vocation Director. During this period, the candidate will

have the opportunity to spend time with the monastic community in

prayer, meals and work.

 

• For more detailed information: please click on Becoming a Monk

 

Want more Information?

E-mail Rev. Edward Hoffmann, OCSO | Vocation Director.

Include your name, age, and telephone number: vocations.stbenedict@gmail.com

 

 

St. Benedict's Monastery | 1012 Monastery Road | Snowmass, Colorado 81654

    970/279-4400 | EMAIL monkssnowmass@gmail.com