Friday, 30 March 2012

Community Spotlight: Prince of Peace Abbey, Oceanside CA



Order: Benedictine
Gender: Men
Charism: Contemplative/monastic
Eligibility: 20-45 years of age, active in parish live for two years at least (at least weekly Mass attendance), must spend one year in contact with the community
Formation:
min. six months postulancy, twelve months novitiate: evaluation by the chapter as to whether they should continue after six months and again at the twelve, thee years temporary vows: may be extended for one to six years.
Vows: stability, obedience, conversion of life
Practices: Divine Office, Adoration on Sundays, Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Vespers
History: Founded in 1958 by monks from another abbey in Indiana.

Recommended:
Books for Sale - the abbey has many old books for sale, often rare and hard to find, relating to prayer, the Divine Office, Liturgy, chant, etc.

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