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Collegeville, MN, 56321


Worship & Work

Deep calls to Deep

At the heart of the 1500 year Benedictine spiritual tradition, "Worship and Work" succinctly describes the daily rhythm and spiritual dynamic of the monks of the Order of Saint Benedict.

A vocation to Worship, the first Work of the Benedictine monks is Worship. The Benedictine Work of Worship; the liturgy of the hours, daily Mass, and the ancient tradition of lectio divina, strives to serve to the spiritual need of the world and Church.

Daily Work among the Benedictine monks articulates and punctuates the spiritual life of the community, giving physical expression to the spiritual fruits of a life of Worship.

Worship inspires Work. 
Work reveals Worship.


Monastic Cell Cross

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Monastic Cell Cross


This simple cross is made by Saint John's Abbey Woodworking from wood harvested from the Abbey Arboretum. Found within the monastic room or cell, as Saint Benedict refers to it in his rule for monasteries, this humble cross serves to keep the Benedictine Tradition and values always in mind. 

Dimensions: 8x8 in.

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