Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.Psalm 119:164
Opus Dei, or God‘s Work, is the main apostolate of the Benedictines of Stilfontein and takes place 8 times daily in the Church of Our Lady of Good Hope in the form of communal prayer, adapted to our Missionary Charism.
The Benedictines of Stilfontein celebrate the ancient offices of Matins, Lauds, Prime, Mid-Day Prayer, Vespers, and Compline, in addition to the Holy Eucharist.
If you would like to join us in prayer, you are welcome at Tuesday-Friday for Matins, Lauds, Prime, Mid-Day Prayer, Eucharist, Vespers, and Compline. On Sundays, if there are retreatants, the Prior offers a Low Mass at 730am and you are free to leave at your leisure afterwards.
On Mondays, the Retreat House is Closed and the Monastic Community has a Desert Day. All the offices are celebrated in Private and not open to the public.
05:00 Matins, followed by Lauds
07:30 Prime & Chapter
12:00 Mid-Day Prayers (Terce, Sext, and None combined) followed by Holy Eucharist
(N.B. that on Thursdays, Mid-Day Prayers & Eucharist is held at Saint Luke’s, Fredericksburg.)
5:30pm Vespers (Thursdays 5pm Mass if there are retreatants then Vespers)
07:00 Matins, followed by Lauds
5:00pm Vespers, followed by Holy Eucharist
8:00pm Compline and then follows Matins of Sunday
Sunday & Solemnities
11:00 Lauds & Mass (Saint Luke’s, Fredericksburg)
4:30pm Exposition and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament with Vespers, Litany, and Benediction
5:00pm The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (Latin Mass is the 1st Sunday of Every Month)