The Monastery Of The Ascension is a community of fifteen 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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Poem: Medal of St. Benedict

I wear a prayer around my neck
Symbolic of my spiritual trek.
The peace of Jesus in my heart.
His grace and love never depart.
The poison cup I'll never taste.
From vanity I'll run with haste.
To Satan I shall never cower,
With help from God's almighty power.
The raven carried bread away,
Saving our father on that day.
And so I hope I'm saved as well
From the dragon's deepest Hell.
The Cross, forever be my light.
Keep it ever in my sight,
While asking God to guard my soul,
With eyes affixed on Heaven, my goal


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

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