Vigils on Saturday

Saturday at Vigils Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord our Maker: O come, let us worship him. ~Invitatory, with Psalm 81 on Saturday

Vigils on Friday

Friday at Vigils O LORD, God of my salvation, when at night, I cry out in your presence, let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry. ~Psalm 88

Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

August 20 – St. Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux – He was born of noble parentage in Burgundy, France. In 1113, Bernard, with thirty young noblemen, presented himself to the Abbot at Citeaux. His superior, seeing the great progress he made in the spiritual life, sent him with twelve monks to found a new monastery,...

Vigils on Tuesday

Tuesday at Vigils – God is my shield and defense; he is the savior of the true in heart. ~Psalm 7:11

Vigils on Monday

Monday at Vigils – Bless the LORD, O my soul; O LORD my God, how excellent is your greatness! You are clothed with majesty and splendor. You wrap yourself with light as with a cloak and spread out the heavens like a curtain. You lay the beams of your chambers in the waters above;...

Vigils

Vigils – V: O Lord, open my lips, R: And my mouth shall declare your praise. ~Vigils is prayed at 5.10 each morning

Mary, Mother of Our Lord

August 15 – Mary, Mother of Our Lord – The honor paid to Mary, the virgin mother of Jesus Christ our Lord and God, goes back to the earliest days of the Church. Indeed, it goes back further, for even before the birth of her Son, Mary prophesied, “From this time forth, all generations...

Wigbert, Abbot & Missionary

August 13 – Wigbert, Abbot and Missionary – c.670-747 – Born in Wessex, he was an Anglo-Saxon Benedictine monk from the monastery of Glastonbury and a missionary and disciple of Saint Boniface who traveled with the latter in Frisia and northern and central Germany to convert the local tribes to Christianity. Today we also...

None on Wednesday

Wednesday at None – Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. ~Psalm 127: 2