Missionary Monks on Four Continents
Muensterschwarzach Abbey belongs to the St. Ottilien Congregation of Missionary Benedictines. The Missionary Benedictines are a worldwide congregation of 19 abbeys and priories. 1100 monks live and work in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe according to the Benedictine tradition in self-supporting monastic communities.
|Superiors and participants of the 19th General Chapter in 2008|
The way of life of these monasteries is based on the rhythm of communal prayer and work. The monasteries also share in the missionary vocation of the Church. Principal areas of missionary activity are pastoral care and evangelization, education, health services and poverty relief.