The Ancient Spanish Monastery
Spirituality of a Chapter House
The church and chapter house had important and special roles in the monastic day and spiritual life of the monks. It was the place where the monks came to encounter God by listening to the Word that came through the Rule, talks, conferences, and sermons. Here also the monks committed themselves to God by the reception of the habit, making of first vows, and for the lay brothers, their solemn vows. Elections and appointments were also made in the Chapter, and the community also gathered here to receive distinguished visitors.
The monks reserved the best materials and their finest work for the chapter house and church
Today the Chapter House Today