Thursday 18th April, the Community will be praying Vigils and Compline privately.

Hearken, my son, to the precepts of thy master…

Hearken, my son, to the precepts of thy master and incline the ear of thy heart; freely receive and faithfully fulfil the instructions of thy loving father, that by the labour of obedience thou mayest return to him from whom thou hast strayed by the sloth of disobedience. To thee are my words now addressed, whosoever thou mayest be that renouncing thine own will to fight for the true King, Christ, dost take up the strong and shining weapons of obedience. And first of all, whatever good work thou undertakest, ask him with most instant prayer to perfect it, so that he who has deigned to count us among his sons may never be provoked by our evil conduct. For we must always so serve him with the gifts which he has given us, that he may never as an angry Father disinherit his children, not yet as our dread Lord be driven by our sins to cast into everlasting punishment the wicked servants who would not follow him to glory.