After little more than 3 1/2 years I left the convent. But I still dream of living a monastic life. With the experiences I made, I know that life in community isn't possible without compromises, but I also know what kind of compromises I'm not willing to make.
I'm dreaming of a community with an atmosphere of mutual trust and honest interest in each other. A community where the language of communication is english, while the language of common prayer is latin. My dream is a rather little monastic community of 8-20 sisters from different countries, living together in a monastery in Europe within the benedictine/cistercian tradition. Since there exists an ideal place (a monastery built in the 90's in a beautiful landscape) I'm wondering if there are any others sharing a similar dream.
No more: We've always done it that way! But building a new convent together. Finding our way of monastic life. Building a vision for our monastery.
Anyone who wants to give it a try?