Community of Jesus
The Community of Jesus is an ecumenical monastery in the Benedictine tradition whose mission is to be a faithful witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ, and by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to glorify God through worship, the common life, and the creative arts. The 200 professed Community members come from a wide variety of denominational backgrounds and occupations, and include celibate brothers and sisters, married couples, and single adults.
Through the centuries, Christians have gathered to form communities in which they have supported one another in prayer, work, and fellowship. On a small plot of land overlooking Cape Cod Bay in Orleans, Massachusetts, that commitment has taken the form of an ecumenical Christian community in the Benedictine monastic tradition.
Members of the Community of Jesus, who come from a wide variety of denominational backgrounds and occupations, make professions of commitment according to their Rule of Life, including vows of obedience, stability, and conversion of life.
Founded upon Scripture and the heritage of monastic tradition, the Community of Jesus gives definition to its purpose as a living witness to the values and principles essential to Christian life and faith. Members of the Community of Jesus are joined in a common commitment of love and service to God, to each other and to the world.