A Holocaust of Praise

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the heart of our monastic life. Uniting our lives with Christ we are offered to the Father in a holocaust of praise for the salvation of the world.

The Divine Office flows out from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, extending our worship of God throughout the day. While the Church recommends the prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours to all, contemplative nuns are especially appointed for the work of divine praise. Seven times a day we come together to the Choir, joining with the angels in praising God. No work is more important. Everything else we do is fitted around this great sacrificium laudis.


The Adoring Rosary

Our monastery also has the privilege of perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in so far as we are able. Currently, besides daily adoration we keep watch two nights a week. As God continues to bless us with vocations we will resume perpetual, unceasing adoration night and day.

To adoration of the Blessed Sacrament we join the prayer of the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is the particular apostolate of our monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary and is safeguarded by an indult from the Holy See.

This Adoring Rosary leads us ever deeper into the heart of the Triune God as we contemplate the mysteries of Salvation through the eyes of Mary. With and through the Mother of Mercy which is the special title under which we invoke her intercession every night when we sing the Salve Regina, we learn from her how to be true disciples and spouses of Christ her Son.