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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Community Spotlight: Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight



Order: Benedictine
Gender: Men
Charism: Contemplative
Eligibility: Must be a Catholic of at least two years,
Formation: Unknown
Vows: Obedience, stability, conversation of life
Practices: Gregorian Chant, Divine Office, Lectio Divina
History: The community was founded when the exiled monks of Solesmes came to England. When they were able to return to France, a group of monks remained at Quarr as a new foundation.

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The monks have a tea garden and farm shop - look at the "Visitors and Guests" section of their website for more details. Under "Monastic Life" you can find more information about becoming an oblate.

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