The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Abbot Robert Barnes presiding and preaching.
As one of the venerable Orders in the Church, Cistercians have the privilege of their own liturgical Ordo, with variations on the Church’s liturgical calendar, sanctioned by ancient usage. 26 January is, for us, the Solemnity of the Founders of Citeaux and the beginning of the Cistercian reform. It is an extremely important feast for us and as such is allowed to displace the Sunday in Ordinary Time. We will be using proper prayers and Readings for the Solemnity peculiar to Cistercian usage that you would not find in the ordinary Missal.