THE CISTERCIAN-TRAPPIST MONASTERY OF OUR LADY OF CALVARY

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.

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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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Nous sommes à la recherche d'un cuisinier, homme ou femme au travail partiellement chaque semaine. 5064241113
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We are looking for a cook to work part-time at the monastery.
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3 months ago
Our brother Henri Arsenault 1939-January 9, 2021, Passed on to his eternal reward.  There will be a funeral in the monastery chapel on Tuesday, 12th January 2021.  A limited number will be admitted for the celebration.
May he rest in perfect peace!

Our brother Henri Arsenault 1939-January 9, 2021, Passed on to his eternal reward. There will be a funeral in the monastery chapel on Tuesday, 12th January 2021. A limited number will be admitted for the celebration.
May he rest in perfect peace!
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5 months ago

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Merci

Nos sincere sympathies a vous toutes. 🙏

J’ai perdu un ami, I lost a friend. Repose en paix. 🙏🏻

my sincere condolences, may God Almighty led him home.

My condolences,may he rest in peace,Amen

Our Sinceres Condolences 🙏🙏

I so enjoyed henri I think most of the staff did to

Mes sincères condoléances. 🙏

Mes sincères condoléances.

Sincères sympathies suite au décès de Frère Henri. Qu'il repose en paix auprès du Père. 🙏

Rest in Peace brother Henry. Blessed to have known you.

Beautiful picture of our good friend!!! Rest in Peace Bro Henry, till we meet again, please continue to pray for us!!! 😢

Que Frère Henri repose en paix. ! Nous prions pour lui.

Rest in Peace Frère Henri

RIP Frère Henri!

Frère Henri , repose en paix 🙏

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