Forming Formed: 1998 Established: 2006
This page last updated:1/19/2013
A small contemplative community existing as a witness to God's presence in the world through their mission of prayer, Christian education and spiritual retreats. They answer the call to peace as directed by the Lord Jesus Christ.
"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20
This is a place of prayer and simplicity of life; sacred space dedicated to God. Spiritual retreats/workshops and days of quiet reflection are available to pilgrims of all faiths in a plain, low technological environment in harmonious natural surroundings.
The community is unique for being the first Quaker Monastery in the United States. Following a monastic schedule which includes time for daily intercessory prayer and a weekly peace vigil, the Brothers and Sisters promote peace, foster interfaith understanding and work to establish lasting ecumenical relationships.
The community is a group of men and women who embody a modern form of monasticism which provides structure to life lived in the light, and under the sovereignty, of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Our common ideal is living a balanced life of prayer, work, and study in a joyous spirit of self-giving. We strive to be as self sufficient as possible, living by the labor of our own hands while we loving steward and care for our land and the animals which help sustain us.
Limiting distractions, each day embraces a rhythm of prayer and work in the constant awareness of God. Simplicity, silence and reflection assist us in a daily course of "sacred listening", our hearts eager to reflect the glory of God in our personal lives and our lives lived in community.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
The Peace Doves of Quaker Monastery, from hatch to flight
This page last updated:1/19/2013
Visitor Process: Visitors should contact Quaker Monastery for current schedule.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Because our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.
Our community is a legally sanctioned church or religious organization and living in our community is restricted to members of that religion as allowed by law. Our religion does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin. Housing in our community is non-commercial (i.e. not intended to make a profit).
Our community does not provide land or housing and is therefore not subject to fair housing laws.
Housing in our community is incidental to employment and therefore fair housing laws do not apply (though employment discrimination laws may).
By a group of elders or other leaders
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
Land and Buildings
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
We all share a common diet
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
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