Fall Aquaponics Training at Holy Name Monastery in St. Leo, FL. Exact Dates to be … [Read More...] about Fall Aquaponics Training
Our Mission is to seek God in a monastic community, prayer and active ministry. We freely and generously open our lives and monastery to others in hospitality as we place ourselves in service to God and the larger community.
"Benedictine spirituality offers more a way of life and an attitude of mind than it does a set of religious prescriptions. It deals with the meaning and purpose of life. It is the logic of daily life."
From The Rule of Benedict - Insights for the Ages
by Sister Joan Chittister, OSB
From the moment my friend Cindy emailed me about Holy Name Monastery I was intrigued by the idea having really no idea at all what I might experience in such a place or what to expect. Coming from the cold of Canada, the setting here … (more…)
My name is Trang Pham and this is my fourth retreat at Holy Name Monastery. Each time, I came for a different reason. I felt like I needed time to pray before I start my married life… (more…)
The time spent with the Benedictine Sisters of Florida bring the key words community and balance to mind. It is a community of believers that are committed to serving God and mankind through prayers and works.... Someone said, "It's a'' about the journey." I'm still on that "Long and Winding Road" that leads me back to you God. Being part of this community has given me some new concepts to put into action and helped me be more Christ-like... (more…)
People will smile and call me “Flower Child,” though I’m 80, when they see the floral wreath atop my ancient Subaru. Why? they ask. Because it makes me happy, I say, and I hope it makes you happy too. We connect – perhaps a child, a truck driver, a fellow gardener. (more…)
Going to a monastery has always been on my bucket list. I am a mental health therapist and my husband is the pastor at a church, so a lot of times I find myself doing the work of God rather than resting in God. My husband gifted me a retreat to stay with the Benedictine Sisters for Mother’s Day. This is the best Mother’s Day gift I have received. I really enjoyed the solitude and opportunity to connect with God all while getting to interact with the sisters. (more…)
(Homily – adapted - from Pope Francis – delivered in April 2016 – and reflection on … [Read More...] about Do I Believe This?
A key theme of this and last Sunday's Gospel is discipleship—its challenges, its … [Read More...] about Discipleship
This week we will celebrate the birthday of our country (4th of July). Sometimes during … [Read More...] about Our issue in life is not whether we shall be burdened. The question is with what we shall be burdened – to what will we be yoked?