This Gregorian chant recording of the monastic choir of Fontgombault was made in 1981 in the Abbey Church, a jewel of Romanesque architecture that dates from the 12th century.
“We should never tire of repeating that Gregorian art does not speak for itself, that it is much more prayer than art, while ‘infinitely surpassing even prayer’, as an outstanding musician once said.”
“There is no denying that every time there is a reference to her who was chosen by God, out of all eternity, to be the Mother of Jesus Christ while remaining a virgin, to the Most Holy Virgin Mary, who was singled out from the entire human race, the souls of our composers of long ago were moved to find exceptionally powerful expressions which would speak to her of their love or beg her intercession.”
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