Monastery and World:
Live in Both

  • Live in our community part-time or full-time

  • Participate in our daily activities

  • Learn to live monastically
    in the world

  • Cultivate the spirit of contemplative spirituality

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Associates of Assumption Abbey

A Lay Cistercian Group Affiliated With

The ASSOCIATES endeavor to live out the Cistercian charism in ways that can be modified according to their own circumstances in life. Click here to learn more about the Associate program. Contact:

Br Francis, ocso
Assumption Abbey
Rt 5 Box 1056
Ava, MO 65608


Rita Stanley

Read Father Mark's Letter to the Associates of Assumption Abbey concerning the advent of Lay Cistercian Groups.