Prayer to Our Lady of the New Advent

O Lady and Mother
of the One who was and is and is to come,dawn of the New Jerusalem,
we earnestly beseech you, bring us by your intercession
so to live in love that the Church, the Body of Christ
may stand in this world's dark as a fiery icon of the New Jerusalem.
We ask you to obtain for us this mercy through Jesus Christ, your Son and Lord, who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.

 © Nuns of the Abbey of St. Walburga

As a Benedictine monastic community, we build our day around the seven day services which make up the Divine Office, also called the Liturgy of the Hours, whose summit is the daily Eucharist. The particularly monastic forms of prayer (aside from personal prayer) are the Divine Office and Lectio Divina. Click on the links to the left to learn more about this aspect of our life.

Abbey Schedule of Services

All the services in our chapel are open to the public, and we welcome the participation of guests in any part of our daily round of public prayer. Click below for the current schedule.

The Divine Office

The seven services of the Divine Office focus on the singing of the psalms.  As  a  contemplative community in the Benedictine tradition, we sing all  150 psalms every week. To learn more about the Divine Office click on the link below:

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Lectio Divina

In addition to praying the scriptures together publicly in the Divine Office, we also cultivate the practice of reading and meditating on the scriptures in private prayer, according to the tradition of lectio divina.  Pope Benedict XVI has been encouraging all the laity to return to a frequent practice of this form of prayer, which is central to Benedictine life.  To learn more about lectio divina, click  on the link below: Read More