The Monastery of Our Lady of the Annunciation is a Benedictine Monastery at Clear Creek in Oklahoma, U.S.A. It is a Foundation of the Benedictine Abbey of Fontgombault. (Congregation of Solesmes).
Monasteries which are members of the Solesmes Congregation, as are Fontgombault and Clear Creek, in order to better to cultivate the essential of their vocation, that is, the life of prayer, do not assume pastoral charge of parishes nor run schools. But in the Rule of Saint Benedict, hospitality has an important place, and Benedictine tradition has always considered this to be a part of the monastery’s role in the Church. So, besides their deep communion with the life of the Church and their prayer for all, the monks of Clear Creek receive guests for retreats and help the faithful participate in their life of prayer and recollection, especially through the Divine Office.
It is indeed a part of the Solesmes tradition to cultivate a solemn, public liturgical office. The monks of Clear Creek celebrate God’s glory in Latin, so appropriate to give an idea of God’s majesty, a sense of the sacred. Thus the monks exploit the riches developed over centuries in the Church’s liturgy and cultivate Gregorian Chant.
Two other main features of the Solesmes Congregation and which the monks of Clear Creek will strive to fully live must be noted: deep fidelity to the Holy See and devotion to the Virgin Mary.
I hope you will enjoy the following, and the traditional liturgy beloved by this community. If you are not familiar with this liturgy of the 1962 Missal (Tridentine) then I know that after you have watched this brief Introduction you will surely want to explore this sacred liturgy further. You will also hear a brief history of the Benedictine Order, and the Solesmes Congregation in particular.
For more information about vocations,or Benedictine life in general then www.benedictines.org.uk will link you to contact deatails of the Benedictine Communities in this country.