HOSPITALITY

 

'Many people who visit monastic houses...have discovered that beneath the regimen which is specific to enclosed religious there is real fulfillment of a universal human need for order and discipline, as well as a deeply healing and nourishing atmosphere of serenity and simplicity.'

                                                                        —Rachel Hosmer OSH
Praying Home

 

Hospitality and the reception of guests is an essential part of monastic life. Guests are offered the contemplative space and silence in which, whether on retreat or visiting for a few hours, they may be free to engage with and be open to God in a more conscious way.