Ora et labora. | Pray and work.
Benedictine life revolves around humble work and the flowering of contemplative prayer. The primary daily work of most of the brothers is simple and in service of basic communal needs: cooking, cleaning, laundry, gardening and repairing buildings and machinery. We also have several industries that help to support our life.
Benedictine B&B: Our Bed and Breakfast is one of the most popular in the city of Chicago. We combine a great location with monastic hospitality to give our guests a memorable experience of the city. Most brothers contribute to the work of the B&B through cleaning, cooking breakfast, or welcoming guests. For more information, or to make a reservation, please click here.
Gift Shop: Our shop carries various items made at monasteries or reflecting monastic spirituality. (We are currently updating our inventory – please call or send an email for purchase inquiries). After every Sunday Mass we invite you to visit our gift shop on the lower level of the church.
For more information on ordering our first ever recorded CD, please click here.
We are completing our second album of sacred music, “Mass for the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord.” For more details, please visit our Indiegogo account.
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