Live-in Opportunities

Triduum Vocational Discernment Opportunity

Tenebrae

Are you wondering about a call to a religious community?
Looking for special prayer time over Palm Sunday or during Holy Week and Easter?
Would you like to experience the fullness of The Liturgy of the Hours as prayed in monasteries of old?
The original Tenebrae service combines Vigils and Lauds into one long prayer on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday mornings.
Pray with us these psalms, antiphons, and readings of old as a beeswax-colored candle is extinguished after each psalm until just the “Christ” candle (the white one) remains burning.
Holy Thursday evening we have the Maundy Thursday Mass, there is the beautiful Mass of the Institution of the Eucharist, procession with the Blessed Sacrament, and opportunity of Adoration until 10 pm.

Good Friday afternoon, The Liturgy of Good Friday is celebrated.

On Holy Saturday night, we begin the Easter Vigil by gathering at the cross by our chapel for the blessing of the new fire and the blessing of the Paschal Candle symbolizing the light of Christ.  We process into the darkened Cor Jesu Chapel with the priest proclaiming, “Christ, the light.’  We respond, “Thanks be to God.” 
We are privileged to read all the 7 readings from the Scriptures and sing all of the responsorial psalms.

Easter Sunday we sing Lauds and Terce with Easter Sunday Mass at 8:00.
If you would like to experience this Holy Week either as a part of your general discernment to religious life or to the monastic life, please contact
St. Emma’s.