What is it like to pray with the monks? I recently completed a video of Vespers, our evening Office of Thanksgiving. As a major hour of the Divine Office, the monks line up in order of seniority in the monastery glass hallway. The Abbot, Prior, and Subprior are at the head of the line, followed by those […]
Many people are interested in hearing the monks chant the Divine Office. I recorded Solemn Vespers II on Christmas Day.
The monks gather in the Basilica five times a day to pray for the Church and the world. During this season of Advent, we have been preparing ourselves for Christ’s Coming at Christmas. As Christmas approaches, the monks take part in the Church’s long tradition of the “O Antiphons.” The O Antiphons are ancient liturgical […]