On Sundays during Lent, some Brothers will be praying the rosary in the Lady Chapel, beginning at 3:00 PM and concluding in time for Evening Prayer. You are welcome to join them in this ancient method of pondering the mysteries of Christ’s life, in anticipation of the Feast of the Resurrection. During Lent, the focus will be on the Sorrowful Mysteries. Rosaries, and simple instructions on how to use this form of prayer, will be available. In case you haven’t looked at them recently, the windows in the Lady Chapel depict the Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries of the rosary. One of the members of our community, Father Roland Palmer SSJE wrote a hymn, Sing of Mary, which is a meditation on the Rosary. An abbreviated form of this hymn can be found in the Hymnal 1982, hymn #277.
This year, for Lent, we have four different web-based formation programs available for you to explore:
Each of these is available free of charge online. They are easy to use on your own, or you may want to invite a few friends to participate in them with you. Workbooks, facilitation support, and additional materials are all available. We hope you’ll join us for one of these series this year!
We are delighted to announce that Brother Nicholas made his Life Profession in our Society on Saturday, 23 February. By our calculation, Nicholas is the 209th person to make his life profession in our community! Please join with us in giving thanks for this joyous event and praying for Nicholas’ continued growth and ministry with SSJE.
2/22: No Compline
2/23: Br. Nicholas’ Profession at 11 am; No Noonday prayer; No Compline
We hope that you will be able to join us at 11 am on Saturday, the 23rd, and will keep Br. Nicholas in your prayers as this joyful day approaches.
Each day in Christmastide (starting Dec. 26), we will invite you to unwrap the next chapter and to join us in reflecting on the good gifts that God gives us. If you subscribe to “Brother, Give Us a Word,” look for each day’s chapter at the bottom of your daily email during the twelve days of Christmas. We hope this book will provide an anchor of joy and serenity during this Christmas season.