Monasteries have always been places where men and women could let their deepest desires be nourished by a shared vision of mutual love and support. Monastic life has been an avenue of transformation, where all of the elements of life combine to give birth to a new self, made in the image of Christ. Such transformation is a life-long process characterized by faith,
discipline and perseverance, in union with one’s brothers and sisters. It calls out what is best in human nature, and leads us to deep peace and inner joy, to “life more abundant” (John 10).
Our Sactuary embodies a unique monastic vision that integrates two separate communities of monks, and nuns into one monastic family. Since our community is Eastern Orthodox, we encourage seekers, and all those who are attracted to the spiritual depths of the Christian East, and who are interested in a fresh expression of monastic living that remains rooted in tradition, to explore a monastic, contemplative life.
Our communities welcome vocational inquiries from men and women who feel a gentle yet sustained pull towards contemplative living and who wonder whether they are called to monastic life.
Perhaps the single most important characteristic for an individual considering monastic life is the desire and willingness to seek God by embracing a life of ongoing change which requires a spirit of flexibility and openness.
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