Hyning - Community

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 10 sisters, 1 junior, and 1 novice, ranging in age and comprising 5 nationalities. The oldest sister is 92 and the youngest member is 26. 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.

All contribute to the life of the community, sharing their gifts and talents with all, for the service of God.  In August we said goodbye to our French sister, Sr. Anne Chantal and we are waiting to welcome our new sister, Sr. Marie Genvieve in September.  

Stronger Together

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.

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 Sr Reina made her first profession as a Bernardine.  On the 29th April, Julia became a novice.  For more information, please see our vocation page.