Divine Office

In his first letter to the Thessalonians, St. Paul exhorts believers to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thes 5:17). One way the Church carries this out is through the recitation of the Divine Office. Prayed at various times throughout the day, the Divine Office (also known as the Liturgy of the Hours), joins the universal Church together in common prayer. Do as Christ did and build up each day with the Psalms, remembering and reflecting upon the everyday sacred presence of God in our lives.

MORNING PRAYER (Lauds): 7:00 AM in the Abbey Church

MIDDAY PRAYER (Sext): 12:00 PM in the Abbey Church

EVENING PRAYER (Vespers): 7:00 PM in the Abbey Church

NIGHT PRAYER (Compline): 8:45 PM in the St. Mary Chapel (Mary Hall 001) following Eucharistic Adoration.

Abbey Prayer Schedule

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“By tradition going back to early Christian times, the divine office is devised so that the whole course of the day and night is made holy by the praises of God. Therefore, when this wonderful song of praise is rightly performed by priests and others who are deputed for this purpose by the Church’s ordinance, or by the faithful praying together with the priest in the approved form, then it is truly the voice of the bride addressed to her bridegroom; It is the very prayer which Christ Himself, together with His body, addresses to the Father.” -Sacrosanctum Conciliam #84 (Vatican II on the Liturgy)

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