Monastic life isn’t the only way those called to vocational singleness can walk out their vocation, but we think it’s a pretty good way. Our home will be a place of shared prayer, confession, meals, holidays, vacations, celebrations, and mourning. In many ways, we’re just doing what any Christian family would, but with some written expectations to help a house of adult men run smoothly. Our monastery will be a place for community to be enjoyed as an end unto itself and also to support the kingdom work our vocational singleness has made as available to do in Nashville and beyond. Learn more about the ways we will commit to serve the community in our singleness by checking out Our Service.
…a place of shared prayer, confession, meals, holidays, vacations, celebrations, and mourning.
Let us tell you what our monastery isn’t: our house will not be our primary place of worship, our place of work, or a place of isolation from our churches and friends. We will each be required to be committed to the mission and community of each of our local churches. Plus, the doors of our home will always be open to extended friends and family, and we hope our monastery serves as a seed for a wider intentional Christian community of celibates and married people in Nashville.
Practically, we will live in single-family homes in Nashville, acquiring additional homes as our brotherhood grows. We will contribute progressively to a common fund for food, housing, and our services to the community.