Meditation - Gregorian Chant
Through their teaching, their recordings, and above all their example, the monks of Saint Benedict Abbey in Saint-Benoît-du-Lac have been, for over 80 years, staunch advocates of the Gregorian chant movement that spread from Solesmes, France in the last century. The monastery was founded in 1912 in south-eastern Québec by members of the Abbey of St. Wandrille in France, part of the Benedictine congregation of Solesmes. As sons of Saint Benedict, and animated by the spirit of Dom Prosper Guéranger, the monks of Saint Benedict conduct the liturgy with utmost care. And like the monks of Solesmes, they pay special attention to the perfection of chanted prayer in its incomparable Gregorian chant form. In 2006, Dom André Laberge was elected the third abbot of Saint Benedict Abbey.