A Catholic community of contemplative monks dedicated to a life of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration.
The Maronite Monks of Most Holy Trinity Monastery are a Catholic community of contemplative monks dedicated to a life of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration—a life of religious reparation and penance for souls—that is, for our brothers and sisters in the world, especially those in most need of our prayers. We are a cloistered, contemplative community in which there is an harmonious fusion of cenobitic and eremitical living. This life of adoration and penance overflows to others by making possible to all God’s People in the local community the opportunity for:
|•||Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament|
|•||Sharing in the Liturgy of Divine Office|
|•||Participating in the Divine Liturgy of the Mass|
“As true sons of the Church and of Our Father, St. Maron, we reverence whole-heartedly and submit unhesitatingly to the teaching of our Holy Father, the Pope, the Patriarch with the Patriarchal Synod of Bishops and the Eparchial Bishop of the Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn, who represent the Magisterium of the Church in diverse degrees.” (Typicon of Most Holy Trinity Monastery, Article 7)
“The particular goal of the Maronite Monks of Most Holy Trinity is to participate in the hidden and suffering life of Jesus Christ. The spirit of the community is especially to consist in this: that it is joined to Christ as a body appropriated by Him in His love and adoration of the Father and pouring out of Himself in love for His brothers.” (Typicon, from the Introduction)
“The call of the desert, a call to the enclosed, monastic vocation, is its own reason for existence; it needs no other justification. Its contemplative life is essentially a life of intense and habitual companionship with God. It is judged by no other measure than that it be genuinely and truly contemplative.”
(Typicon, Article 17)
Founded in 1978, the Maronite Monks of the Most Holy Trinity were canonically approved by the Vatican and established in the Eparchy of St. Maron on September 8, 1989. The monastery is situated in a quiet part of central Massachusetts bordering the Quabbin Reservoir in the town of Petersham.