We aim to offer you:
-Two months stay, with full board and lodging in an area set aside for interns, in the peace and seclusion of our monastery and its grounds.
-A share in the life of the monastery, both its prayer and its work.
-Time and quiet for prayer and prayerful reading of the Bible and the writings of the saints.
-Guidance with this reading and prayer.
-Teaching from the monks on such subjects as The Rule of Saint Benedict, monastic history, liturgy, scripture and spiritual writers.
-The possibility of talking to someone who will listen to you.
-Some opportunity to socialise with the monks.
We ask of you:
-Attendance at most of the monastic offices of prayer.
-Reflection with an open heart on God’s word in the Bible and willingness to pray.
-Observance of the times and places of silence, and the rules of enclosure, customary in the monastery.
-Attendance at classes as indicated above.
-Four hours of work each day except Sundays and major feasts, and housework keeping your living area clean and tidy.
-Restraint within agreed parameters in the use of electronic communications.