The Abbey has theological, experiential, sacramental and missional components. The Abbey engages people in the Great Commandment; Loving God with all we are and loving one another as Christ loves us and the Great Commission; Loving the world with the Gospel.
The Abbey was and can be again, a real expression of the Kingdom of God, and His will done on earth as in heaven. It is a visible tangible, representation the rule and reign of Christ.
Back in the day the Abbey was a building. In this construct we are talking about a missional community, not so much a building. It’s landscape is not an address that you can GPS, rather it is knit into the fabric of everyday life, in a community where the Good News in proclaimed and people live out their faith.