Living Near a Monastery!

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So you wanted to be a monk, or a nun, but God called you to married life. Not to worry! The next best thing to being a monk or nun, is living next to a monastery or convent.

The benefits of living in close proximity to religious are numerous. Imagine, waking up in the morning to the gently tolling bells, calling you to daily Mass in the stone-walled crypt church. Picture yourself visiting the grounds every other weekend to help them clear the land or build a fence. Sit in for Sunday evening Vespers and feel your spirits lifted with the heavenly voices of the nuns.

Learn about many vibrant religious orders, maybe one in your area.

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2 thoughts on “Living Near a Monastery!”

  1. I am lucky enough to live near a Melkite Seminary and can join the Priests, brothers and a Bishop for Othros (Matins) and Divine Liturgy.

    What a blessing!

  2. When we lived in Emmaus, Pa (Where I too discovered Jesus in the breaking of the bread) there was a Carmelite monastery over the mountain. They have daily mass but are cloistered behind a grate so you never see them. On occasion we would go there for 7 AM mass and it was out of this world. Also they have a holy hour every Sunday, which we still go to on occasion, though its a longer drive. But yeah, living close to a monastery would be great!

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