The Monastery Of The Ascension is a community of fifteen Benedictine monks which has been in Southern Idaho since 1965. We live a life of prayer, work and reading accordng to the Rule of St. Benedict and try to serve the Catholic Church and the people of southern Idaho through various ministries which include parochial work, retreats, teaching and scholarship, ecumenical activities, counseling and spiritual direction, and social service.
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Prayer to St. Benedict and/or St. Scholastica

V. Lord, open my lips,
R. And my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Glory to you, Christ our Lord, glory to you!

Support me, O Lord, according to your word and I shall live.
Let me not be disappointed in my hope.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Support me, O Lord, according to your word and I shall live.

V. St. Benedict, our patron, pray for us
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Invigorate your church, Lord, with the Spirit whom our holy father Benedict followed and obeyed: filled with the same Spirit may we love what he loved and live as he taught us, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

V. St. Scholastica, pray for us
R. That in all things God may be glorified.

Let us pray:

Eternal God, by whose grace Scholastica became a burning and shining light for your people: give us courage to prefer nothing to Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit help us to share patiently in his sufferings, that we may be able to rejoice forever in his kingdom. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for a Happy Death

Lord our God, who filled the blessed Abbot Benedict with the Spirit of Christ and made him an outstanding teacher of the gospel, lead us on the way of your love. At the end of our earthly life, grant us through his prayers a happy death and receive us into your heavenly kingdom to rejoice with him in glory. Amen.


The Monastery Of The Ascension
541 East-100 South
Jerome, ID 83338

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