In the Heart of the City

Holy Week and Easter at the Monastery

We wish you a blessed Lent!  May our hearts be purified as we prepare to meet the Lord.  Please see our Holy Triduum and Easter schedule here.

Solemn Vespers for the Octave of Easter

April 11, 2015, 5:15 p.m.

On Saturday,April 11, the monks will celebrate Solemn Choral Vespers for the First Sunday of Lent with Schola Laudis, conducted by Kevin Allen.  The Schola  will be contributing the motets Angelus Domini and Congratulamini/Recedentibus by Adrian Willaert and Palestrina’s Magnificat in Mode VIII (Book 3).  Vespers will begin at 5:15 p.m.  We hope that many of you will be able to join us!

This beautiful music is rarely heard, especially in its proper context of prayer.  We are grateful to be singing these masterpieces in the“acoustically superb and architecturally significant Monastery of the Holy Cross.”

[quote from Chicago Classical Review]

Our new altar has been dedicated!

On Saturday, June 28, His Eminence Francis Cardinal George celebrated the liturgy of the Dedication of an Altar here at the monastery.  We are very pleased with the new look of our sanctuary.  The icons and altar together are quite stunning.  Pictures of the event are available at our Flickr account here.

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