"When, therefore, a guest is announced, let him be met by the Superior and the brethren with every mark of charity."
Welcome to Ndanda Abbey!
WE are a community of men religious living according to the rule of St. Benedict aiming to follow Christ in loving each other, preaching the Gospel and serving the people around us. We hope that this website will contribute more on what you already know about monks and Benedictines. St. Benedict (480-547), puts down three basic activities for such a monastic community: Prayer (Ora) and Work (Labora) and Study (Studia). That is why Benedictines are known for their motto "Ora et Labora" - Prayer and Work.
Ndanda is an independent community. However, it is a part of larger international missionary community known as "Missionary Congregation of St. Ottilien." St. Ottilien itself is an Archabbey in southern Germany, founded in 1884. Nowadays the Congregation of St. Ottilien has monasteries in 15 different countries.
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