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

The Offices of Lauds and Vespers

The Offices of Lauds and Vespers should never be allowed to pass without the superior at the end of all reciting the Lord’s Prayer in the hearing of all the brethren, on account of the thorns of scandal which are wont to arise; so that warned by the covenant which they make in that prayer, saying: ‘Forgive us as we forgive,’ they may cleanse themselves of such faults. At the other Offices let the last part of that prayer be said aloud, so that all may answer: ‘But deliver us from evil.’