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.

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La structure générale de nos prières

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

Pslam

Epistle – Response

Silence

Canticle

Intercessions

Final Blessing

Silence

You can follow our complete Liturgy of the Hours in “Louange des jours à Grandchamp – Temps de l’Église”.