WHO WILL DEDICATE THEMSELVES
TO BE MINISTERS
OF PEACE AND RECONCILIATION
WHO WILL SUPPORT
IN COMMON LIFE AND PRAYER
To learn more contact:
Abbot Domenic A. Rossi, O. Praem.
PRAYER AND SCRIPTURE
Most Benedictine monasteries pray thedaily Office, a series of scripture-basedprayers and hymns throughout the day.
Benedictines also practice lectio divina, ameditative reflection on Bible readings.
For centuries, Benedictines have
Basics of Benedictine spirituality
opened their doors to guests, prioritiz-ing the importance of treating eachvisitor like Christ.
BALANCED SENSE OF WORKWork is seen as an important, but notdominating, part of Benedictine life. Itsupports the monastery, serves others,and is part of God’s creative expression.