Hyning - Community

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It is in community, in keeping with the desire of St. Benedict, that our search for God is lived out. A united community is a sign that Christ has come.
— Article 2 (Constitutions of our Order 2014)

A Broad Mix

We are a Community of 9 sisters, 1 junior and 2 novices, comprising 5 nationalities. The oldest sister is 94 and the youngest member is 28. This broad mix ensures a balance and richness in our community life together. Work and prayer form the basis of our life. We celebrate the Divine Office daily, it is sung 5 times a day.

None of us is perfect and we accept each other's weaknesses, knowing that we are stronger together, than alone. We are all involved in the work of the guesthouse in our different ways, from welcoming people at the door, domestic work and in retreat giving.

Stronger Together

All contribute to the life of the community, sharing their gifts and talents with all, for the service of God.  

Hyning is the novitiate house for our English communities. Here, we welcome those who wish to commit their lives to the search for God through the monastic vocation.  On October 10th 2019, Sr Reina renewed first profession as a Bernardine.  On the 23rd February 2019, Julia became SR. Mary Gabriel.  On October 2nd 2019 Audrey became a postulant!  Annabelle will become Sr. Pauline on the 11th January. For more information, please see our vocation page.