Life of Prayer

“My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations”

“A life of prayer is something more than just prayer. Only Christ truly lived a life of prayer, and only Christ within us can grant us the extraordinary grace of a life of prayer. His presence within can lead us along the path, step by step. In him this life is none other than true harmony with the Father, who is nothing but listening, love, and gift. A community of prayer is a place where the glory of God is revealed as a life-giving power, where the fullness of revelation is contemplated. A community of prayer is made up of witnesses to the resurrection. Christ has visited, nourished, and forgiven them.” Mère Geneviève Micheli

Common Prayer:

7:15 am – 12:15 pm – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Eucharist :
Thursdays at 6:30 pm / Sundays at 7:30 am

Prayer is at the centre of our life: common and personal prayer, meditation on the Word of God, Eucharist, spiritual reading, retreat days, “desert” times, and moments of solitude. At Grandchamp and at the Sonnenhof we gather four times each day for common praise. These offices are open to all those who wish to take part. Our whole life finds its source and meaning in the mystery of Easter, the paschal mystery renewed each time we celebrate the Eucharist. From there we draw our strength and hope. In the Eucharist we recall the victory of Love over evil and death. We offer to the tenderness of the Father all that we bear of the world’s suffering and that of the Church.

Join with us in Prayer (live broadcast)

7:15 a.m. Morning Prayer (40 mins.)

Introduction
Psalm
First Testament – Response
Gospel
Silence
Praise – Intercessions – Lord’s Prayer
Silence – Song

8:30 p.m. Compline (20 mins.)

Introduction – Silence
Psalm
Collect – Response
Silence
Sung Prayer – Blessing
Song

 

12:15 p.m. Midday Prayer (20 mins.)

Introduction
Psalm
Selected verses from the Gospel of the Day
Silence
Collect – Blessing
Recitation of the Beatitudes – Hymn

 

Saturday Evening 8:30 p.m. Great Compline (30 mins.)

Introduction – Confession – Silence – Psalm
Collect – Response
Silence
Canticle of Simeon
Closing Prayer – Blessing
Proclamation of the Sunday Gospel – Song

 

6:30 p.m. Evening Prayer (40 mins.)

Introduction
Psalm
Epistle – Response
Silence
Canticle
Intercessions
Final Blessing
Silence