In 1980 a small group of monks came from the Benedictine Monastery of Erlach in Austria to Arizona in search of greater solitude.

With God’s guidance we found it in the Santa Rita Mountains of Southern Arizona .

Our monastic day is centered around the Divine Office, Lectio Divina, monastic studies and manual labor. As in the early monastic tradition, and in the time of St.Benedict, we are a non-clerical monastic community, engaging in no outside apostolic work.

Our expression of the Benedictine life is simple: a path of transformation in Christ within the monastic setting.

Benedictine Monastery
P.O.Box 534
Sonoita, Arizona 85637
(520) 394-2961