Discernment Begins With A Heart And Mind Open To Doing God’s will.



Welcome from the Vocations/Formation Committee





All of us are called by God to discern our vocations and to help one another in this discernment. Our Vocations/Formation Committee can be helpful and supportive to anyone who is searching out God's call. 







Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Mother Mary!


Thank you for visiting us through the official web site of the Order of the Most Holy Mary Theotokos – “Benedictines of Mary, Old Catholic Marianists”! It is a joy to know that the Holy Spirit led you to us! We would like to introduce you to the heart of our community.


The "Benedictines of Mary, Old Catholic Marianists" is in many ways a family. We are a Benedictine Community that takes seriously the worship of God and the love of our neighbors. We try to make both a daily part of our lives. Please know that you are always most welcome here. We would love for you to come back as often as you can.


We gather together because we love, trust, and believe in our Savior Jesus Christ, and we want to encourage and assist one another in knowing, honoring, and serving Him and in introducing others to Him. We also practice Old Catholic polity, believing in the autonomy of the local church, under the headship of Jesus Christ, through His Apostles and their successors. Our religious community includes members from a variety of backgrounds, including Catholic, Celtic, Anglican, Orthodox, and other Christian denominations.


We are committed to the basic doctrines of the Old Catholic faith, as expressed in our Holy Rule. To us, these are the guideposts of our spiritual and personal lives. Standing on such a foundation, and for the honor and glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, we choose to love and bless our Christian brothers and sisters with whom we may disagree over secondary matters of faith or practice, but whom we agree with on the basic Christian principles of the Gospel. We strive to work with all Christians for the greater glory of God, and we believe this pleases the Lord and expresses His character, and helps us to accomplish His purpose of drawing all people unto Him.


The O.SS.T. consists of a wonderful family, all working individually, and together, to spread the Gospel and bring Christ to His people especially through His blessed Mother.


If you have not already done so, we hope you will have a look at our entire web site to learn more about us, our history, and our life as a monastic community. If you are looking for a community of faith to be a part of, whether it be as a monk or associate, we hope you’ll see that there are many ways to be involved in this community. We hope you will consider O.SS.T. your spiritual home.


We strongly believe that God calls people together to travel a spiritual journey, and that journey is a happier one when we make it together: growing and being changed by God in the things we experience on the way. We hope you’ll be back to continue on your journey with us, and let us join you, too.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of help to you in some way. We invite you to see if the Order of the Most Holy Mary Theotokos could be a family for you too. May our Lord guide you and bless you in your journey!


Faithfully,


The Vocations/Formation Committee


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Prayer For Vocations

Loving God, your love is made manifest in your beloved Son,

our Lord Jesus Christ.

Your love shines in the body of Christ , the Church.

Make us eager to serve one another in the Church.

Through the gift of the Holy Spirit,

lead us into the ministry of word and sacrament, through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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Joining the "Benedictines of Mary, Old Catholic Marianists" community as a Priest, Brother, or Sister means you are a part of a local and global outreach that makes a real difference.


Together we create a dynamic family united in the Savior. There's JOY in our "FAMILY" and we'd LOVE to share it with you! It's REAL! Come and see!