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Our Mission


Saint Benedict's Abbey is an Ecumenical Benedictine community of men and women within the Catholic tradition whose mission is to pray constantly and work for the reconciliation and unity of Christians.  We welcome those with a call for reconciliation and unity in order to make possible the desire of Christ "that all may be one" (Jn. 17).

Our monastic community is above all else a reconciled community within itself. Being reconciled, allows us to embark in the work of reconciliation and unity of Christians outside the Abbey walls. The Ecumenical Mission of Saint Benedict’s Abbey is rooted in sane teachings and tradition of the church of Christ:  


(See full statement under Ecumenical Decree - PP. Paul VI

Prayer for Unity

 O Most Gracious Father, 
 we most humbly beseech Thee 
for Thy holy catholic church, 
fill it with all truth, in all truth with all peace, 
where it is corrupt, purge it, where it is in error, direct it, 
where anything is amiss, reform it; where it is right,

strengthen and confirm it; 
where it is in want, furnish it; where it is divided,

heal it and unite it in thy love, 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 


Other Abbey Ministries

  Ministry to the needy

(food, clothing and on a limited basis furniture)

Ministry of translations
(Spanish, English, Portuguese and limited French)

Hispanic ministries

Ministry to the immigrants

Ecumenical ministries
(Conferences, talks, meetings, etc.)

-     LMA (Limestone Ministerial Association)

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