The Benedictine Mission House of Schuyler, NE, is an integral part of the international Missionary Benedictine Congregation of St. Ottilien. We follow the Rule of Saint Benedict and are guided by the admonition “that all things be done to the greater honor and glory of God.”
We are represented on four continents and in over 20 countries. Even though each Abbey is independent, we still cooperate in many ways, especially with missionaries from Europe, the Americas, South Korea and the Philippines being assigned to wherever there is a need.
Any project in need of funding is reviewed by the Conference of Mission Procurators who also monitors progress and ensures that those funds are spent wisely and as designated.
In many regions of Africa and Asia we work together with the Missionary Benedictine Sisters from the Congregation of Tutzing who share the same founder as our own Congregation. Missionary Benedictine Monks and Sisters have been cooperating for more than 125 years.
We look beyond our own Benedictine borders and, as needs arise, assist in dioceses where we are represented.
COOPERATION is the guiding force in our worldwide network. In the course of our history, new monasteries have been founded and indigenous confreres are equal partners in the mission entrusted to us.
The Preamble of the Constitutions of our Congregation states:
The Benedictine Congregation of St. Ottilien is a union of monasteries in which the monks under the guidance of the Gospel and under a rule and abbot seek God and serve humanity in a fraternal community. Its special character is the union of the Benedictine and missionary vocation.
The Congregation perceives as its essential role in the service of the Church, which by its very nature is missionary, to proclaim Christ to all people and nations; to share in the work of deepening the faith in the local churches, especially those which are not yet fully established or which are in need; and to arouse and develop the sense of missionary responsibility for the entire Church.