Benedictine Congregation of St. Ottilien


The Benedictine Congregation of St. Ottilien is a worldwide congregation with 19 independent monasteries and a total of 56 houses.

It belongs to the Benedictine Confederation. About 1000 monks live and work in Africa, America, Asia and Europe - according to the Benedictine tradition in self-sufficient monastic communities. The rhythm of life of these monasteries is formed by prayer and work to earn a living. The monasteries try to carry out the missionary task of the church. The focus of the missionary service is pastoral care and evangelization, education, health care and the fight against poverty.