Monastic Customs

Customs is our fourth theme of monastic practices I want to share with you during this Year of Consecrated Life.



 Here are a few of our monastic customs

  • Our communal penitential practice of praying with our arms extended for 5 minutes 3 or 4 days per week
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament all mornings on Fridays to spend time consoling and thanking our Lord Jesus for his total self-gift for our redemption
  • Communal praying of the Stations of the Cross on Friday mornings
  • Gaudeamus Days (“rejoicing” days – free from silence all day, except during prayer time) on Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Superior’s and Vicar’s Feast Days, Silver and Golden Jubilees and just anytime the Superior deems it necessary to give the sisters a Gaudeamus Day!

 See the previous themes
Liturgical Prayer
Sacred Reading
Monastic Work


This entry was posted by Sponsa Christi.

2 thoughts on “Monastic Customs

  1. I think customs are part of everyone’s life. I know they are for me. You need those Guademus Days to recharge your batteries as the saying goes. Enjoy them as you certainly earn them with the sacrifices you make for the sake of others.

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