No 12 Autumn 2015

Oasis (Fr. Prior)

In our rich Western society where everything is available at any time, provided you are ready to pay for it, there seems to be a growing thirst for authenticity. It is at least what comes out from the portion of humanity we monks can observe in our numerous summer visitors. These seem to enjoy direct contact with animals and nature, a peaceful walk through the woodland, resting for a while on a bench in the garden, sitting in silence in the pilgrim chapel or the church and listening quietly to the inner voice, meeting a (hopefully) smiling monk who passes by. Nothing very complicated, really, but it seems to be a luxury to find places where God and man, nature and culture, people of all ages and backgrounds relate harmoniously.

Support & donate…

Your generosity helps preserve Quarr for future generations...

Support & donate…

Your generosity helps preserve Quarr for future generations...

Welcome to the Abbey of Our Lady of Quarr, a monastery on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England. It is home to a small group of Benedictine monks who strive to dedicate their lives to the glory of God, and whose day is characterised by prayer, work and community life.

Quarr Abbey is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Visitors are welcome to attend worship in the Abbey Church. You can visit our gardens, take refreshment in our Tea Shop and find out about the monastery in our Visitor Centre. The Farm Shop offers home grown produce and the Monastery Shop religious articles, books and souvenirs. There is a new exhibition of the work of local artists every week in the gallery.

Copyright 2020 St Mary’s Abbey, Quarr | Registered Charity in England and Wales – Charity no. 1165957 | Company no. 09806062 | Built by Solent.Agency