The Episcopal House of Prayer is built on five acres of land leased to the Episcopal diocese of Minnesota by the monks of Saint John's Abbey. For the first time since the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century an Anglican diocese and a Benedictine monastery in communion with Rome have pledged to live, work and pray together in this unique way. The House of Prayer serves a variety of denominations and its mission is to guide and support its guests in their desire to integrate a life of prayer with very busy and responsible lives. It is also used by Episcopal church congregations and diocesan groups for nurture in the spiritual life. Its programs and space are open to everyone in the college community and Abbey.