Kristobuase Monastry is Monastery for the Benedictine monks of the Subiaco-Cassinese Congregation. It is located between the villages of Tuobodom and Tanoboase in the Techiman North District of the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. It is about 15km north of Techiman on the Techiman-Tamale main road. The monastery was founded in 1989, at the request of the late Catholic Bishop of Sunyani, Most Rev. James Kwadwo Owusu. as a joint foundation of three UK monasteries: Prinknash Abbey (Gloucester); Pluscarden Abbey (Scotland) and Ramsgate Abbey (Kent).
Kristo Buase is home to a small community of eleven Benedictine monks. In 2016 Kristo Buase was granted independence as a Priory sui juris on 6th August and Very Rev. Fr. John Francis Nicholas Kierney was electing as its first Conventual Prior on 15th August. The monastery is in a place of great beauty and historic interest which every year welcomes visitors from around the world.
“MONASTIC LIFE has been part of the Church from the very earliest centuries. It grew out of the community life of the first Christians in Jerusalem (cf. Acts 2:42; 4:32) but we look on the Desert Fathers of Egypt, living in the 3rd to 5th centuries, as the ‘founding fathers’ of a way of life which combined prayer, work and voluntary poverty with a strict discipline and solitude as a way of drawing closer to the Lord. It was, and is, seen as a radical acceptance of the challenge of Christ laid down for us in the Gospels (e.g. Mt 19) and of St Paul’s injunction that we should “pray without ceasin””(1 Thess 5:17). The basic function of any monastery is to provide a climate of prayer, in which we can grow in our relationship with God” (cf. http://www.kristobuasemonastery.org)
The Monastery is opened to individuals, families and groups for retreats, recollections and any form of spiritual renewals. the Monastery have variety of products for sale. The most popular product is the Swedish Bitters known for curing about 46 conditions and bringing relief to people.