On Benedictine Prayer

In this series of videos, our prioress, Sister Mary Forman — also a scholar in monastic studies, explains aspects of Benedictine Prayer. In the first video, learn about the Divine Office and why Benedict directed monks to pray this way.

In the second video, Sister Mary talks about the difficult Psalms to pray and how one might pray them. 

In the third video Sister Mary talks about how praying the Divine Office has impacted her life.

While the culture is revving up for the holidays, our community prepares for the liturgical time of quiet waiting known as Advent. In this fourth video, delve into the history, observances, and graces of Advent.

Sister Mary Forman, prioress of the Monastery of St. Gertrude and monastic scholar, talk about the Feast of the Epiphany and why it is one of three epiphanies. She also explains the tradition of the Blessing of the House.