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Benedictine Sisters The Dwelling Place Monastery

About Us

We are an ecumenical monastery in the Benedictine tradition. A small core of sisters, we build a life centered on communal and private prayer, work, leisure and hospitality to retreatants and visitors. We share our ideas and dreams, tell stories and we challenge and encourage one another.

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The Mt. Tabor Benedictines, located in Martin, Kentucky, follow the Rule of St. Benedict with a mission of hospitality, respect for all creation, fostering justice, and promoting peace, joy, and reconciliation.

Ministry Work

The community offers retreats and spiritual direction at the Dwelling Place Monastery. They engage in artistic endeavors, support social justice initiatives, and provide volunteer opportunities. The priory also supports an oblate program for laypeople to integrate Benedictine spirituality into their daily lives.

Daily Life and Mission

The daily life of the sisters revolves around "ora et labora" (prayer and work). Communal prayers, including the Liturgy of the Hours and daily Mass, form the core of their spiritual practice. Their mission emphasizes stability, hospitality, and ongoing conversion of life, fostering both personal and communal growth.

Vision and Goals

The Mt. Tabor Benedictines aim to be a beacon of Benedictine spirituality, offering a stable and enriching environment for spiritual growth. Through their retreats, educational programs, and community services, the sisters foster spiritual, intellectual, and social development. Their commitment to hospitality, education, and social justice underscores their mission to serve the broader community. The serene setting and active engagement in various ministries make the monastery a unique spiritual and cultural resource. The sisters' dedication to prayer, work, and community life ensures that the monastery remains a vibrant center of Benedictine spirituality and a source of inspiration for all who visit.

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