“Saint Benedict Abbey’s liturgy is celebrated in Latin according to the Novus Ordo. We strive to worship with reverence and virility, focused on the Eucharist.”Abbot Xavier Connelly
Faithful to the Holy Sacrifice & Divine Office
Recognizing that a monk’s life, first and foremost, is dedicated to liturgical and private prayer, the monks of Saint Benedict Abbey gather for common prayer seven times each weekday and four times on Sunday for a total of three hours each day.
We recognize that prayer is essential for the redemption of the world. If no one were to converse with God, to worship Him, thank Him, and ask Him for assistance, the world would cease to be. The Prayer of the Divine Office is so important that Saint Benedict calls it “The Work of God” and mandates that nothing else should be preferred to it.