The House of Bread Monastery witnesses to a viable monastic life balancing personal and corporate prayer with Christian ministry. From our Benedictine monastery, situated on Westwood Lake in Nanaimo, we share our spirituality with those who live onVancouver Island and beyond. The oblate and associate programs continue to be an integral part of our community life. Retreats are offered to both oblates and interested others to continue to share the values of Benedictine life and spirituality intheir day-to-day lives. Hospitality is both the individual and corporate ministry of the House of Bread Monastery. "All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ." (RB 53.1). Participation in the liturgy of the hours is welcomedas well as a weekly celebration of the Eucharist, which is held at the Bethlehem Retreat Centre.