Aug 6 – 2018 Contemplative Experience

Today four men have joined us for the 2018 New Melleray Contemplative Experience.  For two weeks these participants will be immersed in our Cistercian way of life and we will share with you the fruits of monastic spirituality. They will live in the Monastic Center area of the Guest House but will eat the midday meal with us in the monastic refectory. The experience includes three conferences per week and daily manual labor with the monks.

The participants have an opportunity to:

  • Deepen your faith commitment by drawing on a 1600-year-old monastic tradition
  • Pray, work, study, and share some meals side-by-side with monks
  • Attend daily Mass and pray the full cycle of the Liturgy of the Hours in the monastic choir
  • Learn about monastic practices and spirituality through conferences given by monks
  • Delve into the contents of our monastic library
  • Experience silence and solitude amidst the natural splendor of our grounds
  • Draw closer to the Lord in a new and unique way