Lent Begins

The monastic and seminary community gathered today in the Basilica to celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass. The formula used for imposition of ashes: “Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” Abbot Gregory presided and preached at today’s liturgy and Fr. Brendan Moss, Rector of Conception Seminary, helped distribute ashes. St. Benedict encourages his monks to live a […]

Ash Wednesday and Monastic Lenten Practices

Abbot Gregory presides over Ash Wednesday Mass and the distribution of ashes. As ashes were distributed, each person was marked with the sign of the cross and heard the formula: ¬†“Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” There are several different practices that the monks observe¬†for the Lenten season. Ash Wednesday is a Day of Recollection […]