Benedictine Spirituality

At the heart of Benedictine Spirituality is "searching for God." This search happens every day of the monk's life. Benedictines at Newark Abbey seek God primarily in the monastery through the Divine Office, the Mass, Lectio Divina, and work in service of St. Benedict's Prep, St. Mary's Church, and the community of Newark. Our commitment to living, praying, and working in this community for our entire lives (stabilitas) is a hallmark of Benedictine Spirituality.

Our life of prayer and work (ora et labora), which helps to channel our search for God in a balanced and healthy way, can only be successful when lived in a community guided by The Rule of Saint Benedict and under the authority of an abbot.