And let them first pray together, that so they may associate in peace.
— St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict

 
Br. James Dowd (right) and visitor serving at the Church of the Resurrection food pantry.

Br. James Dowd (right) and visitor serving at the Church of the Resurrection food pantry.

Incarnation Monastery is the heart of The Benedictine Way and the residence of the monastic community. It is a Religious House in the diocese with a chapel for the daily round of Prayer and the Holy Eucharist. The wider community is welcome to join us at these Offices and for the Eucharist.

Monastics of all genders will, after a several-year period of formation, make the traditional Benedictine vows of Obedience, Stability, and Conversion of Life. The life of a monk is a commitment to a life of prayer, service to the poor and those seeking Christ, life in community, connection with Creation, celibacy, and simplicity. It is a joyful life with sisters and brothers who are committed to finding Christ within each other and ourselves, with those we serve, with Creation, in prayer, in work, and in study.

We seek to follow Jesus in every hour of every day by living a life of monastic prayer, service to the poor and oppressed, and in community. If this is intriguing to you, contact Brother James Dowd, Prior of The Benedictine Way.