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November 18, 2017 - Psalm 116 from our divine office

It is our joy and privilege to sing the public prayer of the Church throughout the day in the Divine Office. Composed of psalms, canticles and readings from throughout the Scriptures, the Divine Office has its roots in the earliest Christian communities, who continued the Jewish custom of sanctifying certain hours of the day (and, thus, the whole day) with prayer. The Desert Fathers and Mothers took this tradition of praying the psalms into the Scetis desert of Egypt, forming the foundations of what would later grow to be cenobitic monastic life.

Over 1700 years later, we still pray in their footsteps: "I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living."

 
 

October 18, 2017 - profession of simple vows

On the feast of St. Luke the Evangelist, October 18, Sister Elizabeth Marie of the Transfiguration made her First Profession of Vows in the hands of our prioress, Sister Marie Tersidis. It was a joyful day, and we are happy to share a few photos with you! Please pray for Sister Elizabeth Marie as she continues to follow Jesus in the footsteps of St. Dominic.

 
 

Here is a video of the Kora being played: