Schedules are there to focus and channel our energies in a particular direction. In the monastic life, schedules provide the structure on which our day is opened to the experience of God and inner growth in love. Our monastic world is rich, often rich with surprise, and always with the adventure of search and growth. Our days are full, because the One we seek is fullness itself.

 

Christ is Our Day: Prayer, Lectio, Manual Labor

IMG_B0516 - 954x6303:00 Rising
3:10 VIGILS
Quiet PRAYER of half an hour
Pick-up BREAKFAST ad lib during interval
7:00 LAUDS
Followed by MASS
or WORD AND COMMUNION SERVICE (if no priest)

 

8:30 WORK
11:15 END OF WORK
On Altar Bread baking days, one sister takes the second baker shift from 11:30 until 1:30
12:00 NOON PRAYER
Followed by DINNER
Dishes together
OPTIONAL SIESTA
2:00 WORK

 

cutting 4 - Nettie (1)4:00 END OF WORK
Pick-up supper anytime before Vespers or after Compline
5:20 VESPERS, followed by quiet PRAYER
6:00 COMPLINE
8:00 Retiring