The tech today diagnosed a component of our sound system as failing and in need of replacement. However, he was able to apply a temporary fix that should allow us to resume streaming tomorrow (Tuesday, September 29th). Please look for our stream on Facebook tomorrow morning and offer up a prayer that the temporary fix holds out until the replacement component arrives.
In other streaming news, we're also experimenting with simultaneously streaming to both Facebook and YouTube in order to make it easier for people to view our streams on their platform of choice. Be sure to check back here regularly for updates on how that process is going.
Welcome to St. Anselm's Abbey
Near the north-east boundary of the District of Columbia, twelve minutes by Metro from Union Station and twenty minutes from the Capitol, is a thriving Benedictine monastery. Here, we monks live the life of prayer established by our sixth- century founder St. Benedict and where we continue that life and the aspirations of our founder for the glory of God and the sanctification of our nation and world.
Within an urban oasis of 40 acres of secluded woodland surrounding the monastery, the usual sounds of a busy city are subdued. Here, too, stands our highly regarded middle school and high school, where the values of our patrons, St. Benedict and St. Anselm, are proclaimed among our youth as we prepare them for lives of service to God and their fellow human beings.
Some have referred to the abbey as “Washington’s best kept secret”; perhaps this is because monks are not naturally given to the more ostentatious ways of projecting themselves upon the surrounding world. Monasteries are primarily places of prayer and virtuous activity, and our evangelization is precisely through prayer, spiritual direction, and education. We cordially invite you to share our “secret.” We invite you to “come and see.”