Benedictine Canons (OSBCn)

Photo by Monty Carson.

The Community of St. Mary of the Annunciation is a non-cloistered Benedictine Canon community following the Rule of Benedict.  We consist of Canons and Oblates, led by the vicar of St. Augustine’s, Prior Chad-Joseph Sundin, OSBCn. You can learn more about our order at

Prayer Life

Though we do not live in a monastery like cloistered Benedictines, we gather daily, Monday-Friday, for Morning Prayer, weekly for Eucharist, and share common prayer times throughout the day.

Matins (Morning Prayer) 8:00am at St. Augustine’s and on Zoom

Diurnum (Midday Prayer): 12:00 p.m.

Midday Mass and Chapter (Friday): 3:00pm at St. Augustine’s and on Zoom

Vespers (Evening Prayer): 5:30 p.m.

We also pray Compline (Night Prayer) as we prepare to go to sleep.

We use the Book of Common Prayer, St. Helena Breviary, and the Holy Bible for our prayer books. Guides for our prayer are available upon request from the Prior, who will happily answer any questions you may have about our community and its prayer life.

Chapter Meetings

Each Friday after Midday Mass we gather to reflect upon the Rule of St. Benedict, read from the lives of the saints celebrated each week, and conduct community business at our Chapter meetings.

Daily Rule of Benedict

You can read Prior Chad’s daily reflection on the Rule of Benedict (complete with a daily reading from the Rule) here:

“Let all guests who arrive be received as Christ…” – Rule of Benedict, Chapter 53