The Divine Office

Following Vatican approval of the Constitution of the Congregation of St. Scholastica, the Sisters were allowed to begin praying the Divine Office, which was proper to their Benedictine heritage and spiritual patrimony.

Prior to the establishment of the Congregation, since their arrival in America from Bavaria, Benedictine Sisters in North America had only been allowed to recite the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary due to specifications in Canon Law and the direction of bishops and abbots who supervised their ministry.

The recovery of this essential element of their Benedictine charism was an occasion of great joy for the community. From this date in 1922, the Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours) has been celebrated daily at Sacred Heart.