liturgy

By our consecration we are called to be of one mind and one heart in the Lord. At the centre of our community life is the celebration of the liturgy, through which we enter deeply into the mystery of Christ, finding in Him the source of our unity. (Constitutions 2a)

The celebration of the Liturgy, the Eucharist and the Prayer of the Church is one principal element of our Dominican life: Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare (to praise, to bless, to preach). Our preaching can only emerge out of a life deeply rooted in prayer and  praise.

Taking part in the Liturgy, we stand with Christ, offering praise and thanksgiving to the Father, and interceding for the needs of our world.

The Eucharist is the centre of the community Liturgy, the bond of charity and source of apostolic strength.

The Prayer of the Church extends the Eucharistic worship of God into the different hours of daily life. Following Dominican tradition, we sing Morning and Evening Prayer in common every day, drawing upon the Order’s rich musical and liturgical heritage. Each day we end our community prayer by singing the Salve Regina and the O Lumen, an antiphon to St Dominic.

Our devotion to St Dominic, St Catherine, and other saints of our Order is most clearly manifest in joyfully celebrating their feasts in the Liturgy.