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The Abbey Church is open to all Christians.
All are welcome to participate in the liturgical (prayer) life
along with the monks and nuns, whether it be in the Liturgy of the Hours (Vigils/Morning Prayer, Midday Prayer, Evening Prayer and Compline) or in Sunday and daily Eucharist.
Daily Schedule of Prayer
(Mondays through Saturdays)
6:30 a.m. – Vigils/Morning Prayer
12:00 noon – Midday Prayer
5:15 p.m. – Evening Prayer
(except Fridays - see Mass schedule below)
8:30 p.m. – Compline
(Mondays through Thursdays - 7:00 a.m.)
Fridays - 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays - 7:00 a.m.
Sunday Schedule of Prayer
7:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. – English Mass (Diocese of Quincy)
11:00 a.m. - English Mass (Abbey)
3:00 p.m. – Spanish Mass
Group Lectio Divina
Every Second Tuesday of the month
Join the tradition that has been passed down throughout the centuries. Lectio Divina is the meditative reading of Holy Scripture
Lectio schedule - 2020 at 7 p.m.
July - August (summer break)
If you are interested in knowing more about Lectio, please read the information below.
First step - Read the passage slowly twice, open the ear of your heart and allow God to speak to you, then meditate on a word or phrase that calls your attention. Allow 3-5 minutes of meditation, then share it with the group.
Second step - Read the passage slowly again, open the ear of your heart and allow God to show you the presence of Christ in the text, then meditate. What is Christ telling you or showing you through the text? Allow 3-5 minutes of meditation, then share it with the group.
Third step - Read the passage slowly again, open the ear of your heart and allow God to show you what He wants you to do or to be from this day forward. Allow 3-5 minutes of meditation, then share it with the group.
Lectio ends with prayers of intercession for each other and for the oblates, relatives, friends, and benefactors. It can also end with laying on of hands and praying for each other. You can pray for the person on your right and then that person can pray for you.