A Day in Monastic Community

“Prayer, work, and holy leisure [lectio divina] are the three legs that support the spiritual foundation of [monastic life]…. Prayer makes us conscious of the presence of God, work makes us co-creators of the kingdom, holy leisure gives us time for the reflective reading of Scripture.” Joan Chittister

Curious about life in monastic community? Join us for a Day in Monastic Community, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (schedule below). This is a day ordered around corporate prayer, and including individual reflection and light work around the Abbey (if you are so inclined). Come for all or part of the day. Bring your lunch, a Bible and journal. See the Calendar page for the 2023 dates.

  • 9:00 am Gather
  • 9:15 am Morning Prayer
  • 9:30 am Silent Prayer and Reflection (bring a journal and Bible)
  • 11:30 am Midday Prayer
  • 11:45 am to 12:30 pm Lunch (Bring your lunch)
  • 12:30 pm Light work around the Abbey (or continued silent prayer and reflection)
  • 2:45 pm Closing Prayer

Pray with us daily

Join us daily in praying the “hours” of Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer from wherever you are. The practice of praying the hours is a way of orienting ourselves around God’s continual presence. Click here for a downloadable PDF of the complete Daily Office from the 2019 ACNA Book of Common Prayer.

Click the following link for a corresponding Scripture reading plan (which can be read over one or two years): The Daily Office Lectionary (from the 2019 ACNA Book of Common Prayer)

Or, this link takes you to a website which updates daily the Liturgy of the Daily Office, (including the daily readings). This site is customizable to your preferences.

Or, click the following link to the ACNA website, where you can download the complete The 2019 Book of Common Prayer

Prayer Requests

The Trinity Lakeside community gathers regularly to pray and intercede for the Church and the world. How can we pray for you? To make a confidential request please fill out the form below. Your name will not be shared.

“Prayer is not primarily saying words or thinking thoughts. It is, rather, a stance. It’s a way of living in the Presence, living in awareness of the Presence, and even of enjoying the Presence.”

richard rohr

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