As monks, we strive to live in touch with both ancient traditions and contemporary life. We are committed to stand in the full flow of the modern world, while at the same time inviting people to stop, to be still, to reflect, and to receive the love of God. We believe there is much wisdom to be found in the timeless monastic traditions and practices that inform our life as Brothers, and we feel called to share this wisdom, to help others confront the challenges of knowing and loving God in our contemporary world. We offer to the Church the "Monastic Wisdom for everyday living" that has enriched our own lives, with gratitude to God.
for everyday living
One cornerstone of our monastic community is our Rule of Life. A framework that expresses what we most deeply value, our Rule has 49 chapters crafted to help us to shape our common life, focus our mission and ministry, and resolve the challenges and conflicts that arise.
What are the values you want to express in your daily life? We welcome you to explore our six-week series on writing your own rule of life (it’s not just for monks!).
Or perhaps you might want to share in one of our daily practices: listening to and reflecting on a chapter of our Rule of Life.
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Signs of Life
why church matters
Worship engages our deepest human needs and has the power to transform our lives. Join SSJE in exploring the signs and symbols at the heart of Christian worship.
On topics central to our Christian faith, these longer reflections hope to deepen our understanding and experience of "the hope that is in us." Share one in your prayer group, or delve in on your own. Available to read and view online, or download as a PDF.