During Advent we should all take extra time for prayer and contemplation. A beautiful way to do this is to participate in the liturgical hours of a monastery. However, most of us don’t live anywhere near a monastery and therefore can’t expose ourselves to this traditional form of prayer.
Now, due to the wonders of the InterWeb, we can! The Community of Maria Sedes Sapientiae, also known as the “Monks of Norcia”, are an order based in the birthplace of St. Benedict (and of whom I’ve written about before – here and here). They are making available recordings of their Vesper services. I have a good friend who is a priest of this order, and I can’t speak too highly of them – I would recommend that you check out their website and spend some time in prayer listening to their Vesper services.