Our Lady of Gethsemani


Ordinary 19


Monday, Weeks 1+3

5:30 PM

Divine Will

Gethsemani Abbey, Trappist, Kentucky









O God, come to my assistance.




 O Lord, make haste to help me.





Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,


The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.



Very Low










Very Low












Psalm 18


The heavens proclaim the glory of God

and the firmament shows forth the work of  his hands.


Day unto day takes up the story

and night unto night makes known the message.


No speech, no word, no voice is heard 

yet their span extends through all the earth,

their words to the utmost bounds of the world.


There he has placed a tent for the sun;

it comes forth like a bridegroom coming from his tent,

rejoices like a champion to run its course.


At the end of the sky is the rising of the sun;

to the furthest end of the sky is its course.

There is nothing concealed from its burning heat.


The law of the Lord is perfect,

it revives the soul.


The rule of the Lord is to be trusted,

it gives wisdom to the simple.


The precepts of the Lord are right,

they gladden the heart.


The command of the Lord is clear.

it gives light to the eyes.


The fear of the Lord is holy,

abiding for ever.


The decrees of the Lord are truth

and all of them just.


They are more to be desired than gold,

than the purest of gold;


and sweeter are they than honey,

than honey from the comb.


So in them your servant finds instruction;

great reward is in their keeping.


But who can detect all his errors?

From hidden faults acquit me.


From presumption restrain your servant

and let it not rule me.


Then shall I be blameless,

clean from grave sin.


May the spoken words of my mouth,

the thoughts of my heart,


win favor in your sight, O Lord,

my rescuer, my rock!





Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,


The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.



Very Low









 Psalm 47


The Lord is great and worthy to be praised

in the city of our God.


His holy mountain rises in beauty,

the joy of all the earth.


Mount Zion, true pole of the earth,

the Great Kingís city !


God, in the midst of its citadels,

has shown himself its stronghold.


For the kings assembled together,

together they advanced.


They saw; at once they were astounded;

dismayed, they fled in fear.


A trembling seized them there,

like the pangs of birth.


By the east wind you have destroyed

the ships of Tarshish.


As we have heard, so we have seen

in the city of our God,


in the city of the Lord of hosts

which God upholds for ever.


O God, we ponder your love

within your temple.


Your praise, O God, like your name

reaches the ends of the earth.


With justice your right hand is filled.

Mount Zion rejoices;


the people of Judah rejoice

at the sight of your judgments.


Walk through Zion, walk all around it;

count the number of its towers.


Review all its ramparts,

examine its castles.


that you may tell the next generation

that such is our God,


our God for ever and always.

It is he who leads us.





Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,


The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.




Short Reading

Week 1 (varies)

Col 1:9b-12


May you be filled with the knowledge of Godís will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God.  May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.









Magnificat Antiphon





Song of Mary


My soul glorifies the Lord,

my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.


He looks on his servant in her nothingness;

henceforth all ages will call me blessed.


The Almighty works marvels for me.

Holy is his name!


His mercy is from age to age,

on those who fear him.


He puts forth his arm in strength

and scatters the proud-hearted


He casts the mighty from their thrones

and raises the lowly.


He fills the starving with good things,

sends the rich away empty.


He protects Israel, his servant,

remembering his mercy,


The mercy promised to our fathers,

for Abraham and his sons for ever.





Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

the God who is, who was and is to come,

at the end of the ages.






Lord God, your love embraces all people and your kindness knows no limit.  We rejoice to place our trust in you, our mighty God, as we pray:


Lord, hear our prayer!


Change our lives, that we may speak words of hope to all who have lost their way.


Lord, hear our prayer!


Give success to those who work for peace and help them to be patient, courageous and persevering.


Lord, hear our prayer!


Fill our law-makers with a deep love for justice and truth.


Lord, hear our prayer!


Help all refugees to find a place of rest and a time of peace.


Lord, hear our prayer!


Teach us to live our lives gently with others and to trust that you will never be far from us.


Lord, hear our prayer!


Grant a share in the risen life of your son to all who knew joy, suffering and creative labor, while they lived in our midst.



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 Let us say the Lordís Prayer together: 





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 Concluding Prayer



Lord Jesus, as once you looked with pity on the weary crowds, look again this evening on us, your people.  Good Shepherd, who gave your life for your flock, guide us to the peace of your kingdom, where we shall know you in the glory of the Father, and the unity of the Spirit, forever and ever.







May the Lord be with you,


And with your spirit.



May the Almighty God bless you,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit





 Let us bless the Lord.


Thanks be to God.