The liturgical prayer of the Church: Eucharist - Offices
Praying in the name of all mankind, we associate God’s People with this praise, welcoming it in our chorus or in the chapel.
Our life, throughout the year, flows in rhythm with the seasons of the liturgical year: Advent, Christmas, Easter and holy days.
Daily life also flows in rhythm with the Liturgy. Firstly, the active and communal celebration of the morning Eucharist, core and summit of the day: sharing the Word and the Bread is the source of our life, the leaven of our unity.
The Prayer of the Hours brings us together in chorus four times a day. We sing:
At 6:30 A.M., Lauds, at the moment when daylight returns, evoking Jesus the Lord, true Light and rising Sun.
At 1:00 P.M., the hour of midday, like a refreshing moment from work, to renew our offering.
At 6:30 P.M., Vespers, when evening falls, in thanksgiving for what was given and to direct our hope toward Christ, the Light, who does not know the setting of the sun.
At 8:30 P.M., Compline, the last prayer of the day, to entrust ourselves to God’s hands before retiring for the night. The days before Sunday and holy days, we celebrate the Office of Readings (Matins or Vigils).
The personal prayer: Silent Prayer - Lectio Divina - Prayer to Mary
Personal prayer, “in secret”, is also very important.
Each day, one hour of silent prayer: quiet and loving contemplation of the Three Persons who live in us and assent to the will of the Father. The prayer is assisted by “Lectio divina”, whereby we impregnate ourselves with God’s Word.
Each day also, we recite the prayer to Mary, Mother of God, based on meditation of the Mysteries of the Rosary.