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

If we wish to prefer a petition…

If we wish to prefer a petition to men of high station, we do not presume to do it without humility and reverence; how much more ought we to supplicate the Lord God of all things with humility and pure devotion. And let us be sure that we shall not be heard for our much speaking, but for purity of heart and tears of compunction. Our prayer, therefore, ought to be short and pure, unless it chance to be prolonged by the inspiration of divine grace. In community, however, let prayer be very short, and when the superior has given the signal let all rise together.