Liturgy and Prayer

Liturgy of the Hours

The Liturgy of the Hours, based on the psalms and prayed daily in the monastery, is a means for God to be praised, a vehicle for the needs of all people in every part of the world to be remembered, and an opportunity for members to be shaped and changed.

Why we read from the Rule of Benedict

The Rule of Benedict is a spiritual guide, rare by virtue of its ancient origins, valued for its continuing meaningfulness in every century since. It is wisdom literature. It stresses the need and nature of real community. It brings the rhythm and ointment of prayer. The Rule brings a life based on the equality and reverence that a world in search of peace requires. — The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century by Joan Chittister, OSB

Read from Chapter 57:
The Artisans of the Monastery

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Liturgy and Prayer Schedule

Sunday Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.
Morning Praise: 6:30 a.m. weekdays; 8:30 a.m. weekends
Evening Praise: 5:30 p.m.
(During Lent and Advent, Saturday Vigil is at 7:00 p.m.)

About the Liturgical Seasons

Lent

The voice of Lent is the cry to become new again, to live on newly no matter what our life has been like until now and to live fully. It is even more than that. It is the promise of mercy, the guarantee of new life. It is the resin that keeps our souls melded to the Spirit within us despite the pull of chaos and waste and superficialities on our spiritual moorings. Lent is our salvation from the depths of nothingness. It is our guide to the more of life.

─Joan Chittister, OSB
The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of the Spiritual Life


New Liturgy from A to Z topics are posted each Saturday.

Shout clear and loud, Hosanna!

Posted on April 4, 2020

From the Gospel of Matthew on Palm Sunday we read:

A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that both went ahead of him and followed were shouting,

"Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of God!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!"

When he entered Jerusalem the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?”

The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Click here to experience the triumph of Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem, by way of a trumpet and organ duet playing "Hosanna, Loud Hosanna".

Let nothing be preferred to the Work of God – Rule of Benedict 43:3

Reference:
Matthew 21:8-11

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Sister Karen Oprenchok, author of Liturgy from A to Z posts, is a scholastic in initial monastic formation.