Mission, History, & Location
The Monastic Day
Prayer and Work
Our Daughter Houses
What does it take to become a monk? Learn about our way of life and the stages of formation.
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Guide for Guests
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Map of Grounds
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December 1st: More Moisture
November 27th: Silence Made Visible
Advent and Christmas Newsletter From the Monastery of Christ in the Desert 2023
First Sunday of Advent, Year B
Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
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Personal reflections from our abbots across the years.
Prayer + Chant
How We Pray and Chant
Monastic life has prayer at its very heart.
Daily Prayer and Mass Schedule
Way Of The Cross Meditation
Our Chants on CD
Sayings and Stories from the Desert Fathers
Opus Dei: The Divine Office
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Come Visit Us!
We also run a "real" gift shop
adjacent to the Monastery abbey where we stock religious items, books, and items handmade by our monks. Visitors are welcome Monday through Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Images of the Desert
You may purchase plaques and prints of breathtaking images from Erik Stensland’s Images of the Desert, either
or by walking into the gallery itself (located next to the monastery gift shop.)