For those who have been around Abbey Way a while, you know we have been shaped by The Rule of St. Benedict. While we are not monastic in the strict sense, we have chosen to lean into the 1500 year old Benedictine tradition that pushes and pulls at our American cultural understanding of “church” and gives to us a unique way of living the Gospel together. 

Here is a link to video explaining Benedictine Community life from two who know monastic life well—the Abbott of St. John’s Abbey and the Abbess of St. Benedict’s Monastery. It is a good introduction to the core values that have formed us a church community. Listen well. There are words here we need to remember and embrace.