A Vocation to the Monastic Life

The Community, part of the Anglican Church in Wales, lives a life of prayer based on silence, solitude and learning to live together, under vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, with a modern rule influenced by the Cistercian tradition.

Our common life follows the daily rhythm of worship, and includes study, recreation and work in the house and grounds. Each member of the community spends two hours a day in silent prayer. Much of each day is kept as silent as possible to encourage this attitude of attentiveness.

Entry into community is a gradual process which gives women time to explore the way of life in all its aspects.  Generally the journey starts by living alongside the community.   The postulancy and the noviciate stages can take three to four years, after which follows Profession in first Vows.  Throughout this time there is on-going support and mutual discernment, while they learn the rhythm of life, to live the common life with other people, and to grow in understanding of the Rule and the religious life, and of the charism of this particular community.

If you are at all interested in talking about a monastic vocation we suggest that you contact the Reverend Mother by letter to Society of the Sacred Cross, Tymawr Convent, Monmouth NP25 4RN or Email: [email protected] to explore what might be right for you.