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A monastery in the Benedictine Tradition


Dedicated to Our Lady of Cana

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A monastery in the Benedictine Tradition


Dedicated to Our Lady of Cana

 

About us

Notre Dame Priory is a recent monastic foundation located in Tasmania, Australia, under the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Hobart. Dedicated to God by means of the vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, stability, and conversion of life, monks spend their time in prayer and labour (ora et labora). 

 
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Ora


Ora


 

Their prayer is first and foremost the solemn celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Divine Office, in accordance with the tradition of the Church. They also spend a considerable amount of time each day in personal prayer with the Lord, reading with love and devotion the Sacred Scriptures and seeking to glorify God in all things, through His Son Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.

 
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Labora


Labora


 

Work, both intellectual and manual, is also an essential feature of a Benedictine community. Our first and most important work is to hold silent and guided retreats for clergy and faithful alike (See tab "Retreats"). Following in the footsteps of a very rich tradition, our community seeks to unite the solemn worship of the Trinity with fervent zeal for the salvation of souls. According to the particular talents of each monk, hours each day are dedicated to the study of the sacred sciences or other disciplines that are needed for the promotion of an authentic Christian and human culture and/or to the diverse forms of manual labour required for the upkeep of a community and the proper physical and psychological balance of its members.