I am pleased and grateful for our newest members, Helen, who lives in Sun City Arizona, and Sister Anna, a Daughter of St. Benedict in Hungary. I am encouraged and heartened to think of the prayer and compassion that will now reach even further into a world where so many lack the sunshine of hope and peace. Welcome Helen and Sister Anna!
Community of Saint Anna Monastery
The Community of Saint Anna is a non-residential ecumenical community of women who are single either by choice or circumstances. Inspired by the Prophetess Anna whose prayers for everyone who came to the Temple enabled her to recognize the infant Messiah, we aspire to pray for others and listen compassionately to those seeking prayer, as appropriate.
Our monastery is built upon the ancient Christian values of listening with the ear of the heart, ongoing conversion, balance, and peace included in the Rule of St. Benedict. Our lifestyle is patterned on the earliest beguines of the Middle Ages, who lived in their own homes and pronounced through their lives that the love of God was available to all.
By adopting these values, we aspire to reflect the compassion and understanding of God and become transformed by the love God has for all people - without exception - and all of creation.
We welcome single women with a heart to extend the compassion of Jesus to others through prayer and Benedictine values. If you are interested in sharing our prayer for the needs of the world and are willing to engage in spiritual growth and relationship building through an online community, please contact us!
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|Membership guidelines||What are the expectations of members in the Community of Saint Anna?||May 2, 2012|
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Our current shared reading is An altar in the world: A geography of faith by Barbara Brown Taylor. Fascinating read!
11. Coordinator: Jane
We represent Arizona, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska, Utah, New Jersey, Oregon, Saskatchewan, England, and Hungary!
Because the entire concept of online monasteries is so new, there will be some experimentation along the way. The essentials that I envision for our community involve using the wisdom and acceptance we have developed over years of loving and difficult experiences to bring the interest and compassion of Christ into our immediate environments and the our own Monastery of the Heart.
To accomplish this goal, I am proposing the following expectations:
1) a commitment to pray the Community of Saint Anna Litany for Peace and Supplication for the whole world every day