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Oblate Mass & Meeting

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Thomas Verner Moore Lecture

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Latest Updates

HOMILY: Sixteenth Sunday of the Year

Fr. Christopher Wyvill
July 20, 2014
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HOMILY: Fifteenth Sunday of the Year (at St. Pius V Parish)

Fr. Joseph Jensen
July 13, 2014
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HOMILY: Fifteenth Sunday of the Year

Fr. Gabriel Myers
July 13, 2014
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HOMILY: The Feast of St. Benedict

Abbot James Wiseman
July 11, 2014
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HOMILY: Fourteenth Sunday of the Year

Fr. Boniface Von Nell
July 6, 2014
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NEWS: Monks in Temporary Vows Attend Program at St. Vincent Archabbey

June 30, 2014
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HOMILY: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (at Caldwell Community)

Abbot James Wiseman
June 15, 2014
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HOMILY: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Fr. Gabriel Myers
June 15, 2014
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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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