The Community

Currently, Holy Trinity is a community of lay residential volunteers who are Benedictine Oblates that are financially independent. The various residents have resided at Holy Trinity from two to thirty years as married couples or single men and women.

The community hosts retreats for individuals and groups, maintains the bookstore and gift shop, library, kitchen, bakery, dining room and grounds, such as a meditation garden, and harvest the pecan grove.

At the present time, there are two monks on assignment at Holy Trinity Monastery.

The Monastery's composition is unique, satellite oblates who live in their own homes on the grounds. There is also a growing group of RVers, who come each year to assist the community in many ways. They have been nicknamed "The Holy Hoboes".

In keeping with the spirituality of St. Benedict, the Divine Office is observed daily. This prayer life is shared with visitors and retreatants alike. The community's rule was written by St. Benedict (480-547), who established monasteries in Italy.

Approximately 750 lay oblates, living in their U.S. home communities and some overseas, are affiliated with Holy Trinity Monastery's oblate programs, in El Paso, TX and San Diego, CA. Local oblates from all over Cochise County, Nogales, Tucson and other surrounding areas come to the monastery for monthly oblate meetings.

The Holy Herald email, with a circulation of nearly 18,000, keeps the oblates and friends abreast of Holy Trinity Monastery's happenings.

Throughout the year, retreats, days of recollection and meetings are a major source of income. Together with the Guesthouse, Autumn Festivals, Monte Cassino RV Park, pecan sales and more..

In its ecumenical outreach, HTM hosts various denominations of clergy and lay persons for spiritual retreats and planning meetings throughout the year.

Popular places to visit are the outdoor Stations of the Cross, Meditation Garden, Brother Cadfael Conservatory, Birdwalk, Trinity Bookstore, the Library and Gallery Trinitas, which has a gift shop, art gallery and museum. Benedict's Closet is a thrift shop of real bargains.