The heart of an Abbey is neither the buildings nor the work of the monks, but rather the monastic life.
The holistic concept of monastic life with its ideals of the focus on God in the daily rhythms of prayer, work and spiritual reading – of “heart, hand and spirit” – has been the source of strength and the orientation of monks on their pathway to God for centuries. The steadfast approach to the mystery of God is at one and the same time the approach to both others and oneself, and therewith to genuine outer and inner peace.
Monastic life is marked by a healthy tension between solitude and community, between contemplation and action. The unifying center of everything is Jesus Christ.