"If anyone wishes to pray, let them simply go in and pray with tears and full attention of heart."
Rule of Benedict, Chapter 53:1
As a natural expression of our Catholic and Benedictine identity, Saint Anselm College offers various opportunities for daily prayer and reflection. The Abbey Church is open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. All members of the college community are encouraged to spend time in reflection and prayer in accordance with their own beliefs.
Celebration of the Eucharist
Summer Schedule (Sunday, May 18-Tuesday, September 2, 2014)
During the summer season while the College is out of session, mass is celebrated at 8:30am daily.
Exceptions are as follows:
Sunday, June 15 at 10 a.m., Alumni Reunion
Saturday, July 12 at 11 a.m., Solemn Profession of Monastic Vows
Friday, August 29 at 3 p.m., New Student Orientation Family Mass
Sunday, August 31 at 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 2 at 10 a.m., Mass of the Holy Spirit
Mass will be at 8:30am on August 15 for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Academic Year Schedule (beginning Wednesday, September 3, 2014)
- Sundays - 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
- Weekdays - 5:15 p.m.
- Wednesday Night Student Mass - 9 p.m. in lower Lady Chapel
- Saturday - 11:50 a.m.
Monastic Liturgy of the Hours
- Morning Prayer 7:10 a.m.
- Daytime Prayer 8:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament 5:30 p.m.
- Night Prayer 7:30 p.m. (Old Choir Chapel)
Monday through Saturday
- Morning Prayer 6 a.m.
- Daytime Prayer 12 p.m.
- Evening Prayer 7:05 p.m. (Vigil Saturday 7:30 p.m.)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Monday and Wednesday and Friday (will resume Wednesday, September 3, 2014)
- 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Lower Level)
- 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. (Lower Level)
Or by appointment
The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the chapel to the right of the sanctuary in the Upper Church.
This schedule is for when the College is in session. Liturgies and times are subject to change. For full schedule including Holy Week, please call (603) 641-7130.