Communal Prayer: Together Let us Praise the Lord

We treasure the balance Saint Benedict provides in his Rule between communal prayer and private prayer. You find this balance built in to the daily schedule (horarium) at New Melleray.

As for communal prayer, there is the Divine Office or Liturgy of the Hours. From pre-dawn to night fall, the brothers, in union with the whole Church, gather seven times each day to sing Psalms together in praise of God. We also gather each day to hear the Word of God and for the breaking of the bread in the celebration the Mass.