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Hermitage of the Advent
A new contemplative community of women living the 
Rule of St. Benedict.


Exodus 3:6

Seeking to be faithful to the rich values of the Monastic Tradition and, at the same time, be aware of contemporary insights - 

Seeking to live with God

  • Who has already found us
  • Singing God's praise at regular intervals throughout the day
  • Hearing God's Word in Scripture, study, events, others
  • Finding God's presence in the silence

The life is a balanced rhythm

  • Of solitude and community
  • Of prayer and work
  • Of seriousness and play
  • Of respect for the values of tradition and listening to the Spirit's call today.


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Illumination by a nun of St Scholastica Priory, Petersham, MA
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