As is evident from our Horarium the recitation of the Divine Office (the daily Prayer of the Church) structures our day around Liturgical prayer. It is through this life of daily prayer that we are spiritually united with all others in the Church. Of central importance is the daily sacrifice of the Holy Mass during which our life and works are offered up to Christ. We also gather four other times daily to pray the Office of Readings and Morning Prayer, Midday Prayer, Evening Prayer and Compline.
Lectio Divina This is the prayerful reading and contemplation of Sacred Scripture. It has been practiced since the earliest days of the Church and especially in monastic communities. We encourage this practice to foster a deeper knowledge and love of God through His written word.
Meditation Every morning we have time for silent meditation. This is essential for developing a rich interior life in union with Christ. It prepares us to praise God together in the sacred liturgy. Meditation also fosters a state of recollection that makes fruitful the times of silence during the day.
Eucharistic Adoration Every day we adore Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. This worship increases our love for the Eucharist and draws us to the celebration of the Holy Mass with increased fervour. It is through the commemoration of the Supreme Sacrifice that salvation is accomplished.
Holy Mass The daily celebration of the Mass centres our lives upon the Eucharist, the sacrifice of Christ. By joining the offering of our lives to the unique and efficacious offering of Jesus, we present to the Father every aspect of ourselves, all our intentions, joys, sacrifices and cares. Ultimately this is the power that makes the apostolate effective for the salvation of souls. It gives meaning to the consecration of our lives through profession of poverty, chastity and obedience.