The Mission and Ministry of the Maronite Monks of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

Founded in 2011, the Monastery of Jesus, Mary and Joseph is blessed to be an oasis of thanksgiving, prayer and peace in today's world — a desert of chaos and strife.

The primary charism of the Monks of Jesus, Mary and Joseph is love, modeled on the Eucharistic Love of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament. This primacy of Jesus' Eucharistic Presence in spiritual life of the person, and especially of Christians seeking to live in common life, is wonderfully described by Blessed Pope John Paul II in his encyclical "Ecclesia de Eucharistia," (Ecclesia de Eucharistia," Blessed John Paul II, par 24):

"The gift of Christ and His Spirit which we receive in Eucharistic Communion superabundantly fulfills the yearning of fraternal unity deeply rooted in the human heart ...through her communion with the Body of Christ, the Church comes to be ever more profoundly 'in Christ in the nature of sacrament, that is, a sign and instrument of intimate unity with God and of the unity of the whole human race.'"

Accordingly, the monks of Jesus, Mary and Joseph live to rejoice in communion with the Blessed Trinity, the Church, fellow monks and fellow religious, and indeed, to embrace and intercede for a suffering world.

How you can participate in this monastic ministry:

As faithful, we are all called to live watchful lives of devotion and prayer. Your remembering us in your devotions and prayerful recollections is a cherished gift to us. As we rely wholly on God's provision to us through His Church and people, your physical and monetary contribution to our lives is also greatly appreciated. Here's how you can help.


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