Why prefer the regulated community life?

We celebrate the return to Cenobitic (regulated community life) monasticism of our monastery because in this way we can partially experience the paradise that is the life of the Holy Trinity as far as it is possible for a human being.

One of the few things which we know about the Holy Trinity is that it is a one God-head in three persons united but still remaining three distinct persons without separation. This cannot be explained but can be lived in the community life lived by the Apostles and after them by the communities in monastic settlements.

The success of a cenobitc monastery is not so much to have many monks but simply to have just a single brotherhood according to the image and likeness of the Holy Trinity.

In this photo is a candid shot from a gathering of the brotherhood.