Liturgical Environment

Chapel Windows II

Posted on February 9, 2019
The Benedictine charism is to seek God as members of a cenobitic community and to respond through prayer and ministry. This charism is reflected in symbol in the beautiful stained glass windows in our chapel....

Chapel Windows I

Posted on January 14, 2019
Yesterday’s celebration of the Baptism of Jesus signals the end of the Christmas season and the return to Ordinary Time. All the decorations have been put away and the happy poinsettias that graced our chapel have...

Shining Slivers of Light

Posted on December 3, 2018
Shining Slivers of Light
Liturgy is formative and engages on three levels: theological, emotional, and sensate. This past weekend the sisters in initial monastic formation and those on the community’s formation committee engaged their senses...

Setting the Environment

Posted on October 15, 2018
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The Sunday Eucharist has been at the heart of the Church's liturgical calendar for over 103,200 consecutive weeks.* Much planning goes into every celebration of the Eucharist. On one recent Sunday I counted at...

Call to Prayer

Posted on October 8, 2018
Five minutes before any scheduled liturgical event at the Mount, the bells sound and announce to all that it is time to set aside whatever it is that you are doing and make haste to the chapel. Benedict discusses this...

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