Liturgy and Prayer Schedule

Sunday Liturgy: 9:30 a.m.

Morning Praise:
6:30 a.m. weekdays
Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

Evening Praise: 5:30 p.m.
(During Lent and Advent,
Saturday Vigil is at 7:00 p.m.)

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Liturgy of the Hours

“Nothing is to be preferred to the Opus Dei, the Work of God” (Rule of Benedict Ch. 43). For Benedictine monastics this is the Liturgy of the Hours, a prayer form that is central to the life of the community and prayed three times a day. Based on the psalms, it 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.

February 17, 2017

Pray and worship with us

“Lent is not a ritual.
It is time given to think seriously
about who Jesus is for us,
to renew our faith from the inside out.”

[Joan Chittister, OSB, The Liturgical Year]

Lenten Vigil I
Reflections will be given by Mary Hembrow Snyder, Oblate.

Lenten Vigils take place every Saturday during Lent: 7:00 PM at Mount St. Benedict Monastery, 6101 East Lake Road. Guests are welcome.

Silent Peace Walks promote inner peace which does away with fear, divisions and hatred and brings about peace and unity in the world. It begins with a peace poem, a walk in silence, single file for 20 minutes and ends with a peace poem and chant.

Sponsored by Benedictines for Peace. Visit the web page for more information and to sign up to receive reminders and alerts from BFP for Silent Peace Walks, Take Back the Site Vigils, Immigration Vigils and other events.

Benedictines for Peace (BFP) is offering a nonviolence training on

Saturday, February 24
10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Mount St. Benedict Monastery

The training includes an introduction to nonviolence and nonviolent principles, methods and history.

Exercises will include role plays and protest methods.

Participation for the entire time is required.
Lunch will be provided.
There is no fee, but donations are appreciated.

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About the Liturgical Seasons

Ordinary Time

The time between Christmas and Lent and the time between Pentecost and Advent became known as Ordinary Time, time outside the seasons of the two great feasts of the church. Time to rest in the contemplation of those centers of the faith that are the lodestones of our souls.

In this period that is between the two poles of the life of Jesus, we get to pause awhile. To take it all in. To make the connection between that life, that reality, and our own. They give us time to contemplate the intersection between the life of Jesus and our own. Ordinary Time reminds us that contemplation is the center of the Christian life. It is the place where the mind of Christ and our own come to know one another, where we integrate our concerns in this world by attuning them to the next.

A bit at a time, we begin to feel the great magnet of the liturgical year draw us more and more into the one clear message: in the liturgical year we live the life of Jesus day after day until finally one day it becomes our own. We become the message of it. We grow into the life of it. We ourselves become players in the great drama of the bringing of the reign of God to the turmoil of the world.

from The Liturgical Year
by Joan Chittister, OSB
Thomas Nelson Publ.