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Urban Monastics

Inviting Christians Everywhere to be Present with God and Others.

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.

Lectio Divina

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.