The International Benedictine Chapters (IBC) consist of local monastic or Oblate communities following the Rule according to St. Benedict (480-547 AD).

We are founded on the ancient ideal of Christian life that we have inherited much from our spiritual forefathers.  

Because our approach to spirituality is a positive, uplifting attitude towards God and neighbor, our Skete places the strongest emphasis on the development of the human consciousness through the refinement of ethical behavior.

Our interaction with other beings, whether towards fellow men or towards creation as a whole, is the outer indicator of our inner spiritual development. 

The Gospel truth is not a body of knowledge, but a way of life. We respect and encourage each other in the journey towards the ideal of spiritual transformation.