Mary Mother of the Church Abbey is located just west of Richmond, Virginia, in a peaceful setting on approximately 50 acres overlooking the historic James River. Nearby is Tuckahoe Plantation, the home where Thomas Jefferson began his early education.
In this tranquil atmosphere, our monks live out the Benedictine tradition of “ora et labora.” Our monastic community is not insular and cut off from the world, but is part of the world. We commit ourselves each day to seek God as we serve the community.
We are the only location in the area with a 24-hour Adoration chapel. It is open for visitors to come and spend time with the Lord in silence and peace. Adoration will continue to be available in our new monastery.