We welcome men and women, usually between the ages of 19-35, in good health, to come to Madonna House in Combermere to stay for varying lengths of time as guests. (The minimum stay is one week.) Our guests come from various countries as well as diverse cultural backgrounds. All agree to take part in the life of the community, with its balance of physical work, prayer, study, and recreation—the ordinary daily life of our family, whose primary focus is living out Jesus’ command to “Love one another as I have loved you” (Jn 15:12).
Guests take part in the life of this Christian family that lives in poverty, chastity, and obedience, and tries to incarnate the Gospel in simple ways such as listening to the Lord speaking through events, people, and circumstances. We invite you to experience this fullness of Gospel life—God’s presence in every moment of life—with its joys and challenges while sharing our Madonna House life.
There is no set fee for a visit to Madonna House. As we are beggars, we appreciate any donations our guests are able to offer. Our daily life includes: