Working to 

Save Souls

Prayer & Work

Giving all …“To Jesus Through Mary.”

The monastic life of Prayer & Work began with Saint Benedict, the Father of Monks. Although we do not follow the Benedictine Rule, we have a great devotion to this great Saint! Find out more about him here.

In a world which has grown so dark and murky with materialism and apathy, the goal of evangelization is to “Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine” (2 Timothy 4:2) and in that way to bring souls to knowledge and need for eternal salvation.

We strive to fulfill this need not only in one means, but in everything we do. All our works are aimed at reaching souls and offered to God for this purpose. Whether is is publishing, teaching or teaching a camper to sail, we know that if all our works and actions are surrendered to God, He will perform great things with them. Our job is to plant the seed of Faith wherever and whenever we can… and then leave it to God to do the rest.

Our Apostolates

A Brother in the monastery printshop.

From the Housetops

Our main publishing apostolate is producing “From the Housetops” magazine which is designed to spiritually feed busy Catholics.

Sister with elementary students at IHM School.

IHM School for Grades 1-12

Immaculate Heart of Mary School has been providing a Traditional Catholic Education for students in Grades 1-12 since 1976.

A Sister works in the monastery gift shop.

True Devotionals Gift Shop

Our Gift Shop is a treasure house of Catholic gifts focusing especially on items designed for souls Consecrated to Jesus through Mary.

Morning Star campers hold candles

Morning Star Girls Camps

A simple Catholic summer camp that girls just can’t get enough of! The Sisters direct four 1-week sessions each summer.

A Brother instructs Montfort campers in sailing

Montfort Boys & Youth Camps

Each summer the Brothers direct weeks of Montfort Boys camp and Youth Retreat at our Montfort Retreat facility.

A Sister with a school group in Indiana

Vocation Talks & Conferences

Spread the word! The religious have spoken at vocation weekends and offered tables of gift shop goods at conferences.