Our Prayer

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. See our "Liturgy Schedule" page for more information.

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, visit the "Divine Office" page of our website.

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.  For more information, visit our "Lectio Divina" page.