Being Benedictine in the 21st Century

Being Benedictine is an emerging network of spiritual seekers who choose to live Benedictine spirituality. Join our conversation as we deepen our understanding of monastic tradition, explore questions of how we live this 1,500-year-old tradition today, and keep our focus on shaping a more just and equitable world from wherever we stand.

This new website replaces the original Being Benedictine website that was launched in 2019 to promote the initial Being Benedictine gathering.

Our sister site,, is where we are currently hosting conversations. We began this experiment with ongoing conversations in August 2022 and are still learning how to use the site to best meet our needs for networking, for online conversations, for sharing information on learning and gathering opportunities, and for exploring new questions.

Download 12-page PDF file on outcomes of the 2021 Being Benedictine Conference. This emerging network/think tank/conversation space is a result of the feedback from that gathering of 200 persons who represented more than 40 monasteries.