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Liturgy of the Hours

St. Benedict placed a high value on the Liturgy of the Hours, exhorting his monks that “nothing is to be preferred to the Work of God.” Throughout the centuries, the Liturgy of the Hours has remained a defining element of monastic life.

The Liturgy of the Hours, based on the psalms and prayed daily in the monastery, is a means of praising God. This prayer is a means for us to remember the needs of all people in every part of the world, and an opportunity for the community members to reflect and transform their own lives. This daily, sustained attentiveness to God, characteristic of monastic prayer, engenders a contemplative spirit which flows into all other aspects of our lives. With one’s heart resting in God’s abiding presence, all of our work, activities, and ministry become a prayer.

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

Our Liturgy of the Hours schedule

view looking into the monastery chapel

Morning Prayer
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.

Mid-day Prayer
Monday – Friday, 11:50 a.m.

Evening Prayer
Monday – Friday, 5:00 p.m.

Evening Vigil
Saturday, 4:00 p.m.

Eucharistic Liturgy
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, 11:30 a.m.

Guests are welcome at both the Liturgy of the Hours and at the Eucharistic Liturgy.
Due to COVID 19, we are unable to allow guests at the Liturgy of the Hours or Eucharistic Prayer. Please check back with us.


Prayer Request

The Benedictine Sisters pray multiple times daily, and we would be happy to remember your special intentions in our prayers. Please complete the prayer request form below. (Please note: * indicate a required field.)

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