Lenten Practices 2023

The Lenten season is a sacred time at Saint Benedict’s Monastery, and we practice a spirit of silence at certain times throughout the day. When you visit during Lent, we respectfully request your participation in our Lenten practices:

  • Beginning Ash Wednesday, a table reading will take place during the evening meal on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Silence will be observed before the reading takes place.
  • Silence is observed at breakfast before and after Morning Prayer Monday through Saturday.
  • Please keep a spirit of silence throughout the morning.
  • Silence is lifted on Sundays and for these feast days:
    • Friday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day
    • Monday, March 20, Feast of St. Joseph
    • Tuesday, March 21, Feast of St. Benedict
    • Saturday, March 25, Feast of the Annunciation