MUSIC IN THE CHAPEL
Our chapel has been blessed with the sounds of the Palouse Choral Society, The In-Between Jazz trio, Wilson-McVey-Hilliard Trio, and more.
Concert attendees experience music from around the world in the acclaimed acoustics of our light-filled chapel.
Don’t let yourself forget that God’s grace rewards not only those who never slip, but also those who bend and fall. So sing! The song of rejoicing softens hard hearts. It makes tears of godly sorrow flow from them. Singing summons the Holy Spirit. Happy praises offered in simplicity and love lead the faithful to complete harmony, without discord. Don’t stop singing.
Upcoming Concerts at St. Gertrude’s
December 10, 2023 – 2:30 pm
The Valley Singers, along with members of the Idaho County Orchestra, the Grangeville United Methodist Bell Choir, and the Valley Ringers will present a Christmas Cantata in the monastery chapel.
More details to come!
Mission Statement of Spirituality and the Arts at St. Gertrude
St. Benedict encouraged artistic expression in monastic life. The Center for Benedictine Life at the Monastery of St. Gertrude fosters awareness of the sacred moment, tending the inner life and the beauty of creation. An inclusive community, all manifestations of beauty in our world are welcomed while nurturing artistic possibilities.
Art is essential to the contemplative path. It expresses new ways to “see” the invisible and participate with the Divine and the human. The visible and invisible inform each other. The monastic and the artist live parallel lives of devotion. Through communal sharing and hospitality, they honor the abiding mystery of creation.
The Center for Benedictine Life embraces the mysteries of spiritual experience and artistic expression. While providing silence, time and space for discernment, humility and focus, the wish is to help the creativity in all to flourish and deepen. Beauty comes not only from head and hand but from heart and soul.