Ampleforth Abbey

25 June 2017

Our Community

We are a community of more than 60 monks, who seek God according to the Gospel and the Rule of St Benedict. At the heart of our life together are our common celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours and the Eucharist, our private prayer, and our reflection on the Word of God in Scripture (lectio divina). We are committed to support and serve each other, as we strive daily for personal and communal holiness, in fidelity to monastic living. We seek to establish and maintain a joyful, simple and balanced life in prayer, work and time for each other. We aim to serve the Church and the world in all our works, including our traditional commitment to education, pastoral ministry and hospitality, trying to recognise Christ in all whom we meet. In all this, we aspire to offer to the world a witness to the lasting values of the Gospel.