Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Newark, N.J., Newark Abbey [Code: 182]

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"Stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high"—Luke 24:49. These are the final words Our Lord Jesus Christ speaks in the Gospel of Luke and the guiding principle of Newark Abbey through the past 160 years of living the monastic life in the heart of the city. One of the only urban monasteries in the United States, Newark Abbey has been located at the center of Newark, New Jersey since 1857. Living in community according to the Rule of St. Benedict, the monks follow a daily schedule that balances prayer and work. The community prayers together five times a day while wholeheartedly serving the People of God through active apostolates in Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School, Saint Mary’s Church, and other missions around Greater Newark. Vowed to stability and deeply committed to pursuit of God and service to the Church in the heart of urban New Jersey, monastic life at Newark Abbey is one of the country's most unique witnesses to the Light of Faith.

If you feel that God is calling you to seek Him through the monastic way of life, lived in a missionary context amongst brothers and sisters of all races, creeds, and languages, please contact us by emailing us. Pax.

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