06 Dec A Visit To Clear Creek Monastery
‘Ora et Labora’ in Oklahoma
by Nina Jurewicz
Today, Benedict’s spiritual sons still walk in his footsteps in Benedictine Abbeys all over the world. In this intimate look at the life of the monks of Clear Creek Monastery in rural Oklahoma, Nina Jurewicz conducts us on a exclusive tour (A Visit To Clear Creek Monastery) of this ancient way of life that is drawing so many young Catholic men into Benedict’s Order once again.
Saint Benedict of Nursia was a fifth century mystic, whose famous Rule ended up underpinning a Catholic Order which literally saved Western Civilization after the fall of the Roman Empire. His Rule, balancing a life of ‘ora et labora’ (‘work and prayer’), is a masterpiece of wisdom about the possibilities and realities of human nature. Benedict himself is today called the Father of Western Monasticism by the Church.