Religious life and liturgy

Question, are there any convents + orders within religious life that specifically have a devotion to liturgy ? Like a devotion to the sacred liturgy + liturgical ministry ? Sort of like everything that is included in a liturgical coordinators job if that makes sense.

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Following. I’d say some Norbertines have a strong calling with regards to liturgy, but it’s not nearly as exclusive as what you describe.

Welcome to CAF, @haleyhenry.

What you describe sounds very similar to Canons Regular:

They also have a section on Canonesses Regular, but they’re usually cloistered.

Since I don’t know your location, I can’t really advise any further.

Mrs Cloisters OP
Lay Dominican

Canons Regular of Saint Augustine of the Congregation of Windesheim (22 members)
Canons Regular of the Congregation of Saint Victor (68 members)
Canons Regular of the Congregation of Brothers of Community Life (26 members)
Canons Regular of the Congregation of the Most Holy Saviour of the Lateran (198 members)
Canons Regular of the Hospitaller Congregation of the Great Saint Bernard (40 members)
Canons Regular of the Congregation of the Immaculate Conception (48 members)
Canons Regular of the Lateran Congregation of Austria (150 members)
Canons Regular of the Mother of God (36 members)
Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross (Crosiers) (347 members)
Confederation of Canons Regular of Saint Augustine (584 members)
Knights of the Cross with the Red Star (20 members)
Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross (140 members)
Order of the Canons Regular of Prémontré (Norbertines, Premonstratensians) (1184 members)
Order of the Teutonic Knights of Saint Mary’s Hospital in Jerusalem (Teutonic Order) (87 members)
Swiss Congregation of Canons Regular of Saint Maurice of Agaune (32 members)
Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius (5 churches)

Benedictines are very focused on liturgy in its entirety, not just the Mass.


Welcome to CAF 🙋 :innocent: There is a community which seeks to renew the closer imitation of the liturgical-contemplative life of Our Lady. pope John Paul said the first thing we need in mission is holiness, then the Sacraments and communion with the Holy Trinity. The work of holiness and the liturgy are vital for the Church. This community is only starting …it is contemplative and somewhat active. It is also not monastic. Can’t say much more but hoping one day it will flourish.

Have a look at the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master - []. They have a particular liturgical apostolate which includes assistance with the liturgy and making vestments, etc.

Have they a name or website yet? One of our ministries is to support emerging charisms.

God bless your helping out new communities. This one is already connected to a community but is a smaller branch that is going to be more contemplative in added hours of adoration of the blessed sacrament, praying the full liturgy of the hours and having a few hours of apostolic work. They also, within their convent are meatless, etc. They need prayers right now for women to desire this path and test their vocation. And God willing in time sponsors.

All religious communities have the liturgy as the centre of their lives. Of course, depending on their apostolate the time they devote to it varies. For example, I know a community of religious brothers who work with the homeless. They have a daily Mass celebrated by their chaplain and they recite the Divine Office. However, they spend much of their time outside the convent and on the streets. On the other hand I know of a community of monks that belong to the Benedictine congregation of Solesmes and their day is structured around Conventual Mass and the full Divine Office.

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