Benedictiones Mensæ, containing the traditional Latin blessings before and after meals with their proper chants according to the Roman and monastic rites, newly typeset and printed in black and red throughout. Designed for easy use, this inexpensive booklet will enable families, communities and other groups and individuals to draw from the rich tradition these blessings contain, including the proper blessings for Christmas, Epiphany, the Sacred Triduum, Easter and Pentecost.
The monks of Clear Creek use these texts and melodies before and after meals and now with this booklet, oblates, guests, and those who want to live the liturgical life more fully can take advantage of these monastic customs.
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