When we wish to suggest our wants to persons of high station,
we do not presume to do so
except with humility and reverence.
How much the more, then,
are complete humility and pure devotion necessary
in supplication of the Lord who is God of the universe!
And let us be assured
that it is not in saying a great deal that we shall be heard (Matt 6:7),
but in purity of heart and in tears of compunction.
Our prayer, therefore, ought to be short and pure,
unless it happens to be prolonged
by an inspiration of divine grace.
In community, however, let prayer be very short,
and when the Superior gives the signal let all rise together.
– From Chapter 20 of “The Rule” of Saint Benedict.
The “Ora” of our lives– the Prayer of our lives– is lived at Belmont Abbey College through many opportunities for prayer with out Monks, the St Joseph Adoration Chapel, the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, and within the faith-based households.