Our Work


The purpose of this union with Christ is to serve…Saint Teresa of Jesus

Work is an important part of our life. It is an expression of our poverty, and our willingness to serve God’s people. The work we do is varied, everything entailed in the running of a household and the upkeep of the monastery and gardens, approached in such a way that the abilities of each are considered and the call to recollection is fostered.

Among other things, our daily duties include cooking, answering calls for prayer, making vestments for sale, preparing liturgies, sacristy work, answering mail, gardening, archive and library work, administrative duties, cleaning, and maintenance. About four and a half hours are given each day to work done in silence and solitude.

Agnes Kitchen