exercising, and enjoying hobbies.
The abbey’s typical schedule reflects the rhythm of their days, whichbegin when most of their neighborsare sleeping. No matter the time of dayor the activity, however, the purposeof each moment at Our Lady of theMississippi Abbey is to remain awareof and open to God’s presence. =
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Divine Office, a series of prayers,psalms, hymns, and scripture readingsthat are chanted, sung, and recitedat set intervals during the day. Theseprayer times are known by their Latinnames: Vigils, Lauds, Terce, Sext,None, Vespers, and Compline.
To provide income and food,the nuns make and sell candy, raisechickens, and cultivate fruit andorganic vegetables on part of their
650 acres of land. When they are notpraying together or at work, theyhave free time for reading scripture,exploring nature, praying privately,
GARDEN WORKkeeps the nunsclose to the land,and the producebenefits boththem and theneighbors withwhom they shareit. Sister Myra Hill,O.C.S.O. works inthe garden.
We try to
follow Jesus Christ
through a life
of prayer, silence,