What do we do?

The move to Turvey was, and is, an attempt to return to a more contemplative way of life – without the demands of a school or parish – and more faithful living out of the Rule of St. Benedict. The nuns and monks are seeking God through a life of prayer and work based on the vows of conversion of life, stability and obedience. The prayer is centred on the Celebration of the Mass and the Divine Office which takes place in the chapel each and every day. The work is very varied and encompasses all the activities one would expect in running a house and a home as well as a busy retreat programme. There is a special emphasis here on continuing, the ecumenical work begun by Dom Constantine. His motto of ‘Vita et Pax’ (Life and Peace) sums up well both the outward and inward-looking aspects of our vocation here.