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Posts tagged “Compline

Through The Watches Of The Night

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Picture taken after Compline in the Abbey Church of Mount Saint Bernard’s Trappist monastery, Leicestershire, England


The Liturgy Of The Hours: Compline

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“We entrust ourselves to the night as if it were a great ocean from which we can fish up all sorts of wonderful things..”
From The Music of Silence by David Steindl-Rast

Compline completes the Liturgy of the Hours.
Its end marks the beginning of the Great Silence

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“Let all mortal flesh keep silence..”

Picture taken at sunset, Kopua Monastery, New Zealand