The Monastery of the Ascension is a community of about a dozen Benedictine monks which has been in Southern Idaho since 1965. We live a life of prayer, work and reading accordng to the Rule of St. Benedict and try to serve the Catholic Church and the people of southern Idaho through various ministries which include parochial work, retreats, teaching and scholarship, ecumenical activities, counseling and spiritual direction, and social service.
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In addition to the informal visits that travelers and friends of the monastery make a various times, the Monastery of the Ascension offers ways in which a person can experience the monastic way of life:

Our day is structured around the Liturgy:


  • 7:20 Morning Prayer
  • 9:00 Mass
  • 12:00 Midday Prayer
  • 5:30 Evening Prayer
  • 8:00 Compline
  • Monday-Friday

  • 6:30 Morning Prayer
  • 7:00 Mass
  • 12:00 Midday Prayer
  • 5:30 Evening Prayer
  • 8:00 Night Office
  • Saturday

  • 7:30 Morning Prayer
  • 8:00 Mass
  • 12:00 Midday Prayer
  • 5:30 Evening Prayer
  • 8:00 Vigils
  • In the morning and afternoon there is time for work and study. Each night from 8:00 until after Morning Prayer is a time of silence for rest, reading, reflection, and prayer.

    For driving directions to the monastery, see the FAQ.

    The Monastery of the Ascension
    541 East-100 South
    Jerome, ID 83338

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