What is the religious life? What does the Lord ask of religious? What should their interior attitude be to poverty, chastity, obedience, and to the everyday demands of life in a community? Dom Prosper Gueranger’s monastic wisdom is offered to religious, clergy, and laity as an insight into the contemplative monastic life and as a primer for the spiritual life of every Christian. The monks of Clear Creek read this work at the beginning of their monastic formation to understand the spirit of religious life as conceived by Dom Gueranger, the founder of the congregation of Solesmes. This new translation from the French original includes an extensive introduction to the monastic doctrine of Dom Gueranger by a Benedictine nun of St Cecilia’s Abbey, Ryde.
Building Something Beautiful For God –
To Last A Thousand Years
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey is a Benedictine community belonging to the Solesmes Congregation and, like other monasteries of the Solesmes Congregation, is to be counted among the institutes entirely ordered towards contemplation. It was founded in 1999 from the Abbey of Our Lady of Fontgombault in France and is located in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clear Creek became an abbey in 2010 and counts 55 monks, who devote themselves to God alone in the hidden life, in silence and solitude, in constant prayer and willing penance.
After twenty years of existence, we are happy, by the grace of God, to have completed two large buildings and a sizable portion of our abbatial church. We started building the “Chapter House” to accommodate the growing number of monks and provide a Sacristy, Infirmary, classrooms and the Chapter itself. Please help us continue this arduous, but important work for the glory of God.
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey
5804 W Monastery Road
Hulbert, OK 74441-5698
Phone (918) 772-2454