In early times, the daily Chapter was a traditional feature of the monastic timetable. The monks left church at the end of the office of Prime and processed to a room near by, where a portion, or "chapter," of the Rule was read and the abbot commented upon it. It was also the natural occasion for announcements to be made affecting the life of the community and for a blessing to be given upon the day's work. Soon the room itself came to be called "the Chapter Room, or House" or simply "Chapter." Even today some form of this practice exists in many monasteries, including our own. Each month this page will feature a chapter talk given to the Community, as well as news and features. We hope you will visit us regularly.



 And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves  forgive every one who is indebted to us; And lead us not into temptation. 


An exegesis of the Gospel of St Luke 11.4 from the Aramaic,  with reference to Hebrew and Greek.

The exegesis places this verse in the context of the Rabbinic method and relates it to Genesis 22 and the Fourth Servant Song. 

 The debate opened by Pope Francis forms part of the introduction.

This study is by a member of the Community and can be followed in the document embedded below. You are able to enlarge the type by using the buttons on the right side of the document.