Monday, December 4, 2006

Advent Begins

Well Advent has begun at the Monastery, we are far enough north that it is dark by 4:30 pm, we begin Advent Evening Prayer in the dark. As we sing the song "Holy Darkness" the Advent Wreath Candle is lit. After a few minutes of reflective time the lights come on and we continue Evening Prayer. It is a very peaceful time. We practice common Lectio during Advent also. From 4:30-5:00 pm each day we all spend time in reflective reading, some in the Chapel, some in their offices, some in their bedrooms. We are using the latests American Benedicitine Prioress' book for our common sharing.
We also have lots of snow