A major reason for our new endeavor on Facebook is to further respond to Blessed John Paul II's call to participate in a 'new evangelization,' specifically through the use of the internet, as a way of further communicating Christ's love and teachings. Please see the following paragraph from the Introduction to our Typikon (rule of life), where we explain our use of technology.
"The monastery is 'new in methods,' utilizing modern technology to proclaim the life-giving truths of the Gospel. While not becoming 'of the world,' we desire to creatively engage those in the world through contemporary methods of communication, particularly through the internet, in order to reach others with the message of Jesus Christ. In a spirit of Christian temperance, our use of modern technology will be limited for our spiritual well-being and to show others the joyful freedom of such limits."