The Life of Saint Benedict by John McKenzie, O.S.B., illustrated by Mark Brown, 43 pages, 11¾x8¾ in., Hardcover.
This extraordinary book, with 20 beautiful full-page, richly colored illustrations, invites children of all ages to discover the man who inspired shepherds and noblemen alike to leave the world behind in order to seek God. Each illustration and its accompanying text portray an event of the Saint’s life, taken from the biography by St. Gregory the Great. Adults too will enjoy learning about St. Benedict’s holiness, wisdom, and miracles, which transformed the world around him.
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 completed the “Chapter House” in 2023 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