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PRAYER The primary work of every monk is prayer.
The monks gather as a community five times each day
to sing the Divine Praises and celebrate the Holy Eucharist.
COMMUNITY Monastic life at St. Andrew’s Abbey is an
imitation of the early Christian community: they devoted
themselves to the communal life, to the breaking of the
bread and to the prayers. (Acts 2:44-47)
WORK The monks engage in a variety of work and
ministries. The principal ministry is the ministry of
hospitality. Additional ministries include offering retreats,
spiritual direction, teaching, assisting at local parishes
and chaplaincies.
Periods of common and private prayer, manual labor and study are intertwined, giving the entire day the character of Divine Praises.