- Visit the Abbey Church, enjoy the beauty of the Monastic Gardens, tour a monastic cell and many locations across the Saint John’s campus.
- Make your vocation a priority this year. Vocation Visits are one of the best tools to discern God's call in your life. Spend a weekend in the monastery, praying the Divine Office, practicing lectio divina, and meeting the monks.
- Benedictine monks practice the ancient prayer tradition of lectio divina. More than simply reading, the slow meditaion with Scripture and spiritual writings of the Tradition is a unique encounter with the Word of God.
- October 11 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the twentieth anniversary of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and in celebration and remembrance, the Catholic Church begins the Year of Faith
Saint John's Abbey Vocations
"Listen carefully, my son, to the master's instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart." RB Prologue
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 to discover what is possible when you give up everything to follow Christ. Be strong and take heart! Trust in the Lord!
Br. Aelred Senna, OSB