We monks hope that the first thing you will do as you log on to this site is be united with us in prayer. You pray for us. We pray for you.

Welcome to Our Lady of Calvary Abbey

A monk is a Christian who believes that all of us who are baptised into Christ are one in him.  We form his body.  The monk devotes himself to a life of prayer and reflection on the things of God and to a life of dedicated fraternal service.  Basic Christian values.  But the monk is convinced he is never alone in what he does.  In that Body of Christ, if one member does something good for Christ the whole Body benefits.  But no one of us can do everything.  Some people can do a lot of good for Christ in service in the local community and so make the whole Body more really Christ the servant.  The monk believes that if he gives himself to prayer and reflection on the things of God, then the whole Body draws closer to God our Father.  So that’s why we are here and what we are trying to do.

For Retreat and guesthouse Reservations:  monasteryguests@com, or call 1506 775 2331 ext.0

Our daily round, our timetable makes concrete what we are trying to do for the benefit of the human family.  We come together as a community and with our guests in the monastery chapel for prayer services seven times a day.  These prayer times are spent singing the psalms, with hymns, scripture readings, intercessions and readings from the Fathers of the Church or lives of the saints.  The content of these community prayer times varies according to the seasons of the Christian year, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and whether the day is Sunday, weekday or a feast day.

The monastic community and its guests also celebrate the Eucharist daily.

The monk supplements the times of community prayer with periods spent in personal private prayer.  He also spends time reading the scriptures or books that will nourish his prayer life.

We also take seriously our duty to support ourselves and even generate income that can be shared with others needier than ourselves.  This is where the monk’s work on the farm, the land, the garden or orchard comes in.  We try to do our work in an atmosphere of prayer in the presence of God, so that is why it is all done within the confines of the monastery and without too much involvement in the world around us.  So this daily balance of community prayer, personal prayer and reading, and work gives us a timetable like the one you find on the "Daily Timetable" page.

Oh yes!  We forgot to say that there is a great monastic tradition of praying in the night, bringing the light of Christ into the darkness of the night, just as Jesus rose from the dead before dawn, and promised to return in the middle of the night.  The monk is the watchman always on the lookout.  So the timetable – well, it begins rather early for this reason.


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La visite de labbé général de lordre cistercien de la Stricte Observance(Trappistes) à labbaye Notre-Dame du Calvaire de Rogersville du 3 au 9 juin 2022.
The visit of the abbot general of the  Cistercians order of the Strict Observance(Trappists) to our Lady of Calvary abbey in Rogersville from June 3 to 9, 2022.

La visite de l'abbé général de l'ordre cistercien de la Stricte Observance(Trappistes) à l'abbaye Notre-Dame du Calvaire de Rogersville du 3 au 9 juin 2022.
The visit of the abbot general of the Cistercians order of the Strict Observance(Trappists) to our Lady of Calvary abbey in Rogersville from June 3 to 9, 2022.
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Tres belle photo

Belle photo. Beau sourire. ❤️

WoW j’en connais félicitation

Belle photo !🙏

Nice photo!

beautiful picture,brings back many beautiful memories🙏🙏🙏 hugs to you alland prayers.♥

Awesome picture of you!!! Miss our visits there!!! Many Blessings to all, big hugs to Bro Leo!!!!!!!

What a fine looking bunch of Mary’s boys, She is so happy with your service.Keep up the great work you do and may our generous Lord continue to bless you all mightily❤️✝️🙏

Very nice picture so many lovely memories of our many visits beginning in the 90s Brother Leo looks great with that same smile that he gave anyone at the door when he was door keeper !🙏❤️🙏

Such a lovely photo. Nice seeing you all together and "Hi" brother Leo. God bless you all. 🙏🏼

I am so blessed my brother Paul introduced me to the Monastery several years ago. I have been going to Mass there on Saturday’s ever sense. I have been very blessed and had the pleasure of meeting all the priests and brothers.

Super photo of you all. Bro Leo looks in fine form!!! I remember well our cow milking days. Hard work but fun. Regards to Fr. Roger. God Bless you all. SW

Happy,Joyfull, looking men.Great picture.👏🙏🙏

Everyone’s looking happy and healthy - especially Saint Leo!

Allô allô mes bon amis 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Nice picture

Nice picture

Nice picture

This is a beautiful picture.



Moi aussi j’en connais trois 🙏🙏🙏

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