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.
Note: the Adoration Chapel is currently closed due to COVID-19.
Experience Our Community
There is no better way to determine if our vocation is the right fit for you than by visiting us in person. Our hospitable atmosphere will immediately draw you in. You will have plenty of time to get to know us as you pray and work with us, but you’ll also have quiet time to better understand what God is calling you to do.
We invite you to experience our brotherly community and consider joining us!
Main Office: +1 (804) 784-3508
Vocations: +1 (804) 708-9653