Monastic Horarium

horarium

 

4:30 a.m. – Rising bell (the voice of God)

4:45 a.m. – Office of Readings (Liturgy of the Hours)

5:15 a.m. – One Hour of Private Prayer

6:15 a.m. – Morning Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)

7 a.m. – Holy Mass
Midmorning Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)

Breakfast

Spiritual Reading/Work/Class

12 noon – Angelus and Midday Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)

Dinner and Dishes

Recreation

1:25 p.m. – Silence Time (free to exercise, read, rest, etc.)

2:45 p.m. – End of Silence Time on Wed/Fri/Sat and Mondays during Advent and Lent – Midafternoon prayer (Liturgy of the Hours) followed by the “Offerings of the Precious Blood” with arms extended for 5 minutes followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

3:15 – End of Silence Time on other days

Work/Class/Study/Rosary

5:00 p.m. – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Evening Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)

Followed by One Hour of Private Prayer

Supper and Dishes

Recreation

8:00 p.m. – Night Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)

8:30 p.m. – Great Silence

  • During the year we have and 8-day retreat in the spring, a 4-day retreat in the fall, monthly day of recollection, Forty Hours devotions, Lectio Divina mornings, etc. when there is more time for prayer and study.
  • On Fridays we have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament all morning and are free from unnecessary work to spend time with our Eucharistic Lord in honor of His Sacred Passion.
  • On Sundays, certain feast days and Holy Days of Obligation there is extra time for prayer and recreation.
  • Also, we have Gaudeamus days several times a year (Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, Mother Superior’s feast day etc.) when we are dispensed from silence all day and have more time for recreation: skits, games, hiking and just being together as sisters in the Lord!

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