Sunday, October 24, 2004

Not for monks alone

"The Genesee Lay Contemplatives (GLC) are a group of men and women committed to following a life-long search for God within the Benedictine/Cistercian Tradition. Sponsored by the Cistercian Abbey of the Genesee, they are under the supervision of the abbot. A monk, appointed by the abbot, serves as the spiritual director for the lay community and directs and aids them in deepening their spiritual life. Since their beginning in 1992, the GLCs have adopted certain prayer practices so as to closely follow the Cistercian way."

A list of other Lay Cistercian groups throughout the United States and the world can be found at