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Chapel chapelCLOSED—As part of our New Horizons Renovation Project, our Lower Monastery Chapel, that has welcomed so many visitors and pilgrims during the past 70 years, has been dismantled. Over time, the structural deterioration of this consecrated space took such a severe toll that it could not weather a renovation.

Our original chapel was designed in 1947 by our Co-Foundress, Mother Mary Aline Trilles de Warren, OSB, who wanted it to be a place where all would feel welcome. The design of the Chapel blended elements of traditional European monasticism—such as the arched doors, dark wood and stained glass windows—with typical New England architectural structures, as in the portico that frames the Chapel entrance. This blend of monastic and local culture seemed to create a sense of consoling continuity for visitors and guests. The new larger chapel will retain the warmth, simplicity and intimacy of the original.

THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS
station The fourteen Stations of the Cross, hand carved by Mother Placid Dempsey in cherry wood over a 20 year period, will be given a prominent place in our new chapel. In the interim, we will have the consolation and joy of the publication of a new book entitled: "The Artist Remembers/Mother Placid and the Stations of the Cross", filled with magnificent photographs of the Stations and the reflections of Mother Placid as the artist.

HOURS OF MASS AND THE DIVINE OFFICE

SUNDAYS AND SOLEMNITIES

6:15 am Lauds and Prime *Within Monastic Enclosure
8:00 am Terce and Mass Jesu Fili Mariæ
12:00 pm Sext and None Within Monastic Enclosure
4:30 pm Vespers and Benediction Jesu Fili Mariæ
7:30 pm Compline Within Monastic Enclosure

WEEKDAYS

6:15 am Lauds and Prime Within Monastic Enclosure
8:00 am Mass Jesu Fili Mariæ
12:00 pm Sext and None* Within Monastic Enclosure
5:00 pm Vespers Jesu Fili Mariæ
7:30 pm Compline Within Monastic Enclosure

*Due to the dismantling of the Original Lower Monastery Chapel, liturgy at the Lower Abbey is celebrated within the monastic enclosure and is not open to the Public at this time.