Office of Reading

Bong! The bell tells me that it’s two and that
I have to go down to Matins…
I don’t doubt it for a minute, not even a second,
and then wash my face a little.
And then, thinking of God, with a joyful heart,
I go down the novitiate stairs at full speed and enter the church
where my God is un the Tabernacle
waiting for His monks to start singing His praises:
“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you”.

-San Rafael Arnaiz

Saint Raphael Arnaiz, cistercian oblat

Office of Reading / Vigils

Second Reading