Sisters assembled in choir stalls for prayers

Daily Song

As Benedictines we gather morning and evening for the Liturgy of the Hours to chant the beautifully poetic Psalms of David. As the bell rings and invites us to come into God’s holy presence, we stop all work we are doing, whether finished or not, to come together “to sing…

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Morning in the monastery

First, clock alarms, morning silence, the scent of coffee, radiant heat… Then, a descent down familiar stairs, quiet steps through a silent hallway, a half-turn of a sturdy brass doorknob, and I slip into the chapel to join the gathered community. The organ sounds a D minor chord and we…

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