• The community

    We are a monastic community that seeks to "follow Christ on the path of the Gospel"
    according to the Rule of St. Benedict.
    The central moment of our day is formed by the Eucharistic celebration extending to the personal hearing of the Word and to community prayer.
    The atmosphere of silence fosters our communion.
    The monastic community is pleased to share these moments with its guests.

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  • Prayer and work

    Idleness is the enemy of the soul. Therefore the sisters should be occupied at certain times in manual labor, and again at fixed hours in sacred reading. (RB 48,1)

    The ora et labora dictates Benedictine monastic day.
     

    Prayer 

    Work

  • Hospitality

    Let all guests who arrive be received like Christ, for He is going to say: «I came as a guest, and you received Me». And to all let due honor be shown, especially to the domestics of the faith and to pilgrims. (RB 53,1-2) The S.Luca nuns offer to all those who desire it, individuals or small groups, the possibility to live in the monastery days of prayer, reflection and rest. The spaces of the guesthouse are made available to the guests.

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The spaces of monastery

 

The time of Advent and Christmas

 

The time of Advent and Christmas opens the liturgical year with an attitude of a vigilant and active wait of the Lord’s coming in the glory – PARUSIA – and celebrates therefore – emphatically His first coming in the flesh.
The four Advent Sundays are characterized in different ways by the readings:
1Vigilant wait of the accomplishment of these events. The GOSPEL is taken from the apocalyptic speech, the first reading reminds us of the waiting of the ancients and the second reading warns us that the day of the Lord is near.
2 John the Baptist and his call to conversion: prepare God’s ways
3 Happiness for Christ’s presence and signs of His salvation, already seen in the Baptist’s sermons
4 The mystery of incarnation in a woman
So there is a crescendo in the path that the Church liturgy makes us follow. The waiting goes from the fulfillment of everything to Christ coming, nearer and nearer. In this way we reach the celebration of CHRIST coming in the flesh (Christmas) and this certitude will renew the waiting of the last glorious coming in which the Messianic promises will have a total and final fulfillment. We must keep in mind that the LITURGIC AND SACRAMENTAL wait of Advent doesn’t end with Christmas but leads us towards Easter: it is there and in the following 50 days that the cycle, started on the first Advent Sunday, fulfills.

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