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Upcoming Events

dec

24

First Vespers of Christmas

6:00pm
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dec

24

Christmas Vigil Service followed by Midnight Mass: Refreshments after in Fort Augustus Room

11:30pm
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dec

25

Sung Lauds and Christmas Day Mass

10:30am
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jan

1

Morning Prayer

8:30am
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jan

1

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Mass

10:30am
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Latest Updates

PUBLICATION: Advent Newsletter

December 2014
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HOMILY: Third Sunday of Advent

Fr. Philip Simo
December 14, 2014
(Listen)

HOMILY: Second Sunday of Advent

Fr. Peter Weigand
December 7, 2014
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TALK: Charism and Community

Abbot James Wiseman
December 4, 2014
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HOMILY: First Sunday of Advent

Fr. Christopher Wyvill
November 30, 2014
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HOMILY: Thanksgiving

Fr. Michael Hall
November 27, 2014
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HOMILY: Christ the King

Fr. Joseph Jensen
November 23, 2014
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Christmastide Schedule

Please join us for our Christmastide services. The schedule is now available for 2014. Please refer to the sidebar to the left or to our calendar for mass and prayer times.


A Benedictine Monastery
in the Heart of Washington DC

Abbot James
Rt. Rev. Dom James Wiseman, OSB
Amazingly, up here near the north-east boundary of the District of Columbia, twelve minutes by Metro from Union Station and twenty minutes from the Capitol is a real traditional monastery where monks live the life of prayer established by our 6th century founder St. Benedict and where we continue that life and the aspirations of our founder for the glory of God and the sanctification of the nation and the world.

Here within an urban oasis of 40 acres of secluded woodland, the sounds of the city are virtually unheard. Here too stand our prestigious academic High School and close by the Catholic University of America where monks still teach alongside their lay colleagues, and the values of our patrons, St. Benedict and St. Anselm, are proclaimed among our youth to the glory of God and the wonder of the modern world.

Sometimes we are referred to as “Washington’s best kept secret”; perhaps this is because monks are not naturally given to the more ostentatious ways of projecting themselves upon the surrounding world. Monasteries are power-houses of prayer and virtue, and our evangelization is precisely by prayer, spiritual direction and education, so we invite you to share our “secret”. We invite you to “come and see”.

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