May Retreatants participate at the prayer services in the Abbey Church?

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Thu, 10/27/2016 - 10:39 -- Christopher Cheney

We invite retreatants to participate in services conducted in the abbey church.  You are welcome to join the monastic community in the singing of the psalms, but we ask that you do so gently and in unison with the monks.  The acoustics of the church can make even moderately loud singing in the visitor's section a distraction for the monks in the choir.  We encourage visitors who are not Catholic to participate in church services to the extent they are comfortable.  We are only able to offer Holy Communion to those currently members of the Catholic Church.   For personal prayer outside the Hours of prayer in the Abbey Church, St. Cecilia’s chapel is available.