"In the soul which is united to God it is always springtime."
- St. John Vianney
Syon is an old English spelling of the name of that mountain of Jerusalem, which is also spelled Sion and Zion, which was the site of the Upper Room where Our Divine Saviour instituted the Holy Eucharist and where the Holy Ghost descended upon the blessed Apostles.
Syon is also the figurative name for the Kingdom of God on earth, the Holy Catholic Church, and for Heaven where her faithful children see God face to face.
The Community now at Syon Abbey was canonically established in 1962 to teach and defend the full and integral Catholic and Roman faith, by means of the printed word especially.
The Syon Fathers follow a Rule adapted from that of Saint Benedict. An account of their observance and apostolate can be read in the essays which follow.