|Brother Alfred heads the printing
press of the monastery
The work of God in the monastery is centred on the Divine Office or the Liturgy of the Hours, those set times throughout the day when the community comes together for prayer recited or sung in choir in the abbey church.
Monks must also earn their keep and this is done primarily through our enterprises (printing press, publishing house, bookshop, guesthouse and different workshops) and through the educational and parochial apostolate, running the school and parishes. The abbey owns and operates St. Egbert`s Gymnasium.
The abbey church and the community's prayer lie at the heart of the life of the school.
Our mission is to share with parents in the spiritual, moral and intellectual development of their children.
|The Monks provide hospitality to visitors
at our guest house
In his Rule Saint Benedict wrote that any guest "should be received just as we would receive Christ himself". Hospitality, therefore, is an important work of the community, with a number of monks devoting their time to offering retreats and courses throughout the year. Visitors and guests are welcome to share in the monks' life of prayer.