Holy Tuesday: Reflecting on Christ Alive
Not only did I wish to attend Mass, but I also hoped that the Nuns had posted their Triduum schedule. They had. Now I can look forward to attending their Holy Week liturgies. I have done so in previous years.
The Monastery has a public chapel where visitors attend Mass while the Nuns have their own chapel to the left side of the sanctuary. Their chapel is separated from the sanctuary by a grill. You might enjoy looking at the chapel photos on the Nuns website, here.
The daily Mass is not too different from daily Mass at a parish, but the atmosphere in the chapel is, in my opinion, quieter, as there are fewer people present, and those who are observe great reverence. At communion time, the chaplain, Fr. Tom, distributes Holy Communion first to the nuns, and then to those of us in the public chapel. So this gives me ample time for pre-communion meditation.