I turn personally to you, no matter where you are, you who renounced on your own will, grasping the strong and valourous arm of obedience to fight under the true King, Christ the Lord”
We are a group of young nuns of the enclosed Benedictine order having our origins in Italy and from other countries. Our Convent is in “Santa Maria delle rose” situated in Sant’Angelo in Pontano (MC).
Since 28 August 2017, after a period of four years in Aalsmeer in The Netherlands, diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam, we moved to the diocese of Montepulciano-Chiusi-Pienza. Here we were lovingly and fatherly receiveded by Bishop Mons.Stefano Manetti and the community of the faithful.
Community of Santa Maria delle Rose
La nostra comunità nel Monastero olandese di Aalsmeer.
The Nuns of Pienza with Monsignor Stefano Manetti
Life in the Community is regulated according to the Rules of Saint Benedict, in silence, prayer, contemplation, listening and bearing witness to the Word of God, hospitality and work. The whole world is in our prayer and in our hearts.
We are in the Convent because of our "Calling". Until we received our vocation we lived our lives in the world like everyone else.
The name of our Convent "Maria Tempio dello Spirito Santo" (Mary, Temple of the Holy Spirit) derives from the icon we chose as a symbol for our convent: Our Lady of the Holy Spirit.
An Enclosed Order should not be considered a prison. The Benedictine Convent provides space for hospitality and Community life. Our convent has a big garden with a breathtaking view of the town of Pienza, which is part of UNESCO's world heritage.
Our tasks include shopping, cooking, cleaning, bookkeeping. We keep ourselves informed of what is happening in the world. We read and come together in the evenings for recreation.