Yet you, Lord, are our Father.
We are the clay, you are the potter;
we are all the work of your hand.
We are a contemplative Roman Catholic monastic community of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance. We affirm a life of work and prayer; of radical discipleship and fidelity to the Gospel, the Rule of Saint Benedict and the Constitutions and Statutes of the Cistercian order.
“Fidelity to the monastic way of life is closely related to zeal for the Kingdom of God and for the salvation of the whole human race. Monks bear this apostolic concern in their hearts. It is the contemplative life itself that is their way of participating in the mission of Christ and his Church and of being part of the local church…”