Inviting Christians Everywhere to be Present with God and Others.
Living this Way
A Meditation on Love GodRead this Meditation: The Most Deeply Personal Thing I have is Love
My love is one of the most deeply personal things I have. Yet, so far, I still have love to give.
a Spiritual Practice
Spirtual Practice of Lectio DivinaEngage with this Practice: The Word became Flesh – John 1:1-14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In the beginning He was with God. Through Him all things came into being.
How do I Start
The First Steps are Easy
Begin your journey into an urban lay monastic life. Explore new ways to pray. Discover our monastic way of life. Your inward journey with Jesus will take a lifetime. Let us rest in the presence of God together.
You’re invited to step into monasticism. You can take your first steps today. We look forward to going on this journey with you.
a Monthly Gathering
You are invited to join our monthly gathering of Urban Monastics. All are welcome as we come together for this hour. In this time we will pray vespers, partake the Eucharist, and enjoy a conversation. Conversations focused on living monastic lives.
the Spiritual Practice of the Month
Lectio Divina is a practice of listening to scripture read out loud while we allow the Holy Spirit’s presence to speak to us. When we quiet ourselves and meditate on the text, we allow space to experience God and rest in his love and grace.
Explore this Way of Life
Monastic movements revolve around a Way of Life that is often called a Rule. Urban Monasticism is no different. Our Rule is adapted from the Rule of Saint Benedict. It is the foundation that helps us live intentionally as Urban Monastics.
the Urban Monastic Breviary
A Monastic Breviary is a book of the Divine Office. These liturgical prayers give structure to our daily lives. As an ecumenical community, we felt it was important to translate our own book of hours.
This is an ongoing project.