Join us for contemplative, Taize style prayer incorporating song, silence, meditation and spiritual readings in the monastery Oratory.
Prayer in the style of Taizé is a ministry of Sunday Assembly and is organized during Lent and Advent. A rich contrast of silence and singing characterizes the prayer. Taizé prayer is held from 7:30-9:00 pm in the oratory on the lower level of the monastery building. Learn more about Taizé prayer.
Service at 3:00 pm All gather in silence. The liturgy features Four Passages from the Passion of John each followed by a short reflection. With simple chant, the cross is brought into the midst of the community. Through the veneration of the cross and prayers of intercession, we respond to the Passion of Jesus.
We enter into Holy Week with millions of people suffering in Syria, in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and so many other places in our world. As I reflected on Jesus’ suffering on the cross, I wondered what help and hope the crucifixion and resurrection gives us. I find that hope and help in the silent presence of God even in the midst of suffering. Often it is only in looking back that we can see that Presence in times of suffering. Occasionally we experience this sustaining Presence in the moment. _______________________________ Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday homily Lynne Smith, OSB …