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Chapel
273 Flanders Road • Bethlehem, CT 06751  |  Directions
Open Daily 6:15–7:45:00 am, 9:30 am—4:45 pm, 5:45—8:00 pm


chapelThe Chapel offers a warmth and intimacy that can draw visitors into prayer. It 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 blends 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 seems to create a sense of consoling continuity for visitors and guests. For us it is the hearth of the Abbey.

The chapel is open most of the day for private prayer and reflection.

THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS
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Most unusual are the Stations of the Cross on the chapel walls, carved by Abbey artist Reverend Mother Placid Dempsey, O.S.B. from the wood of a neighbor’s cherry tree.



HOURS OF MASS AND THE DIVINE OFFICE

SUNDAYS AND SOLEMNITIES

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

WEEKDAYS

6:15 am Lauds and Prime Monastery Chapel
8:00 am Mass Jesu Fili Mariæ
12:00 pm Sext and None* Monastery Chapel
5:00 pm Vespers Jesu Fili Mariæ
7:30 pm Compline Monastery Chapel
*Exceptions: Tuesdays throughout the year and Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the summer months, Sext and None are sung inside the enclosure and therefore not open to the Public. Chapel remains open for private prayer.