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 us at stmarycanons.org.
Though we do not live in common like cloistered Benedictines, we share common prayer times:
Matins (Morning Prayer): 9:00 a.m.
Midday Prayer: 12:00 p.m.
Evensong (Evening Prayer): 4:30 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, Plainsong Psalter, 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.
All are invited to pray in the St. James Chapel during the week at the prescribed prayer times with Prior Chad and other members of the community. Please get in touch in advance if you would like to take part, as something may come up.
During the school year, we meet twice monthly, on the second and fourth Saturdays, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. During our time together we share in prayer, dinner, a presentation, and a discussion. If you are interested in a life centered upon transformative spiritual practice and faithful service, consider attending our bi-monthly gatherings to learn more about Benedictine spirituality and to find a supportive community for your intentions. Contact us through our website to learn more.
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: stmarycanons.org/blog.