Materially it is still under construction, the Monastery of San Jose is located 3 km. Hagia Sophia, in the department of Boyaca , Colombia, near Villa de Leyva and Chiquinquirá .
The monks are devoted exclusively to the continual praise of God , study and manual work under the Rule of St. Benedict , so they are not involved any kind of an outside apostolate. The monastic liturgy, including the Mass and the Divine Office is celebrated in Latin and for centuries has been done at all Benedictine monasteries .
In 2013 , by the signs of Divine Providence has guided the founding of this monastery under the protection of St. Joseph , the perfect model of monastic life .
The monastery welcomes all visitors, St. Benedict teaches that in them it is Christ himself who comes to us. The entrance to the chapel to attend services only, is open and visitors are asked to come dressed appropriately and maintain respect for the house of God especially the silence . Women are asked to cover their heads when entering the church . Both men and women should remain in Christian modesty in dress and keep the silence in the cloister.
The Fundamental and Doctrinal principles of the Monastery of San Jose, are posed by the great Dominican Father Garrigou Lagrange : " Intolerant doctrinally because they are believed but tolerant in charity because you love ."
We commend to your earnest prayers and your generosity to complete the project equipment and get this monastery, as a prelude to heaven, and attracts many blessings for the Church.
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