Prayer

Liturgy of the Hours

The daily Liturgy of the Hours is time-bound, tried to the rhythm of the coming of light and darkness, the passing of the night and the day. It reveals the uniqueness of each day and marks all time as sacred. This form of prayer gives voice to the prayer of the Church, a prayer of praise and supplication. (Of Time Made Holy)

This ancient form of prayer is as relevant today—perhaps more relevant—than when it originated with the Hebrew nations thousands of years ago. It’s a beautiful expression of our love and gratitude toward God.

prayer

We set aside three times each day to gather with others for this practice in which we:

  • Praise our Maker
  • Express repentance for sin
  • Pray psalms and canticles
  • Listen to Old and New Testament readings
  • Lift to God all peoples of the world
  • Rejoice in God’s goodness and love

Eucharist

Vatican Council II tells us that the Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life” (Lumen gentium, no. 11; cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1324). Daily Eucharist is celebrated according to our prayer schedule.

[Our] response to the Gospel call to seek God in simplicity of heart finds expression in a life of prayer and ministry centered in the Eucharist. (Upon This Tradition)

Lectio Divina

Personal and shared prayer and participation in the sacramental life of the church extend and complete the pattern of Benedictine prayer. (Upon This Tradition)

Lectio Divina is a monastic practice of praying with Scripture. It enables one to assimilate the reading of the Word of God into one’s daily life and supports one’s prayerful presence at the Liturgy of the Hours. Lectio may be practiced individually or in small groups.