The First Ten Years of Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey: A story told in pictures
By Dom Francois de Feydeau (1953-2009), a monk of Clear Creek
Paperback, 153 pages, 8.5 X 11
This book contains 140 drawings and illustrations (11 in color) of life at Clear Creek Abbey. Father de Feydeau, was one of the founding members of Clear Creek, sent from his native France to establish monastic life in rural Oklahoma. He would often draw a picture for a fellow monk who was celebrating a feast day, or to send back to France to let his brothers there know how monastic life was taking shape in the American West. By these drawings he effectively kept a chronicle of the first ten years of Clear Creek Abbey.
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