A Day Centered In Prayer
7:20 a.m. Morning Prayer
This is our first communal gathering of the day. However, many of us have been engaged long before this hour with personal prayer, breakfast, reading and taking exercise.
7:40 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration
This is an hour spent either before the Blessed Sacrament or in private prayer and scripture study, in preparation for Eucharistic Celebration.
9:00 a.m. Eucharistic Celebration
The Mass, or Communion Service, is the pinnacle of our daily prayer. We celebrate, together with friends and visitors, the saving life of Jesus Christ in the Word and in the breaking of the bread.
10:00 a.m. Morning Work
We put on our aprons and begin the daily “work of our hands.”
Yet whether we are chopping vegetables, packing altar breads, cleaning or working in the yard, we continue our conversation with God.
12:00 p.m. Office of Readings
In addition to prayer, the Office of Readings gives us time for personal reading and reflection. It is followed by dinner which is our main meal, and where we gather together to enjoy each other’s company in conversation and lots of laughter.
Followed by Dinner together
1:30 p.m. Midday Prayer
After doing the dinner dishes together, we gather for Midday Prayer in the Community Room. Following Midday Prayer is a quiet time for rest and relaxation.
2:30 p.m. Mid Afternoon Prayer
Before entering into our second work period, we gather together for Mid Afternoon Prayer. Then it is off to our various tasks for the afternoon.
2:40 p.m. Afternoon Work
4:30 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration
After work, and before we come together for Evening Prayer, we have a time of prayer either before the Blessed Sacrament or in private.
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer
Our day begins to wind down with Evening Prayer. Then we have some time before Night Prayer so each sister can pick up her supper, watch the news on TV or get ready for bed.
6:15 p.m. Night Prayer
Night Prayer is our last communal gathering for the day, followed by Grand Silence. Our day ends early but for most of us, it also begins early!