"Reverend Mother taught us that chant has the power to communicate the life of God as no other music does. 'You are singing the Word of God. You are not the author, only the medium. You take in the Word and possess it in order to release it. You have to be really at peace in order to do that successfully, because each person will possess the chant in a different way. You have to be so acclimated to it that you don't stop to think about it anymore. You don't need to because it's in you. That's the indispensable condition for singing it.' The chant functions as a daily discipline and spiritual glue. Each day Gregorian chant gives our Community its spine. It is a form of labor that comes naturally to some; other of us have to sweat it out."
-Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B.