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A Day in Our Life

CONVENT SCHEDULE

Weekdays:
A.M.
7:00    Divine Office (Office of Readings and Morning Prayer)
8:30    Breakfast (for those who work from the Convent)
9:00    Work or other assigned tasks. (Study for postulants and novices)
11:30 Leave for noon Mass at St. John’s
P.M.
12:00            Mass at Basilica
12:50  Lunch
1:30    Work or other assigned tasks. (Study for postulants and novices)
4:30   Community Holy Hour, (Personal Prayer and Meditation, Community
                   Rosary, Divine Office of  Evening Prayer and Night Prayer)
6:00   Meal Preparation
6:30   Dinner, Table Reading and Cleanup
7:30   Community Recreation/Personal Time/Community Ministries
9:30   Silence
10:00 Grand Silence and Retire

Saturdays:
A.M.
8:00    Divine Office (Office of Readings and Morning Prayer)
8:40    Leave for 9:00 A. M. Mass at the Basilica
9:45    Return Home and Breakfast with Table Reading
10:00   Housekeeping chores as assigned or Other (e.g. Community Outings,
            Personal time, Professional Development time, etc.)
P.M.
12:45   Lunch
1:45    Work as assigned, Personal Time, Community Outings, etc.
3:30    Confession or Community Study of the Sunday Mass Readings
4:30    Community Holy Hour, (Personal Prayer and Meditation, Community
            Crown Rosary, Divine Office of Evening Prayer and Night Prayer)
6:00     Meal Preparation
6:30     Dinner and Cleanup
7:30     Community Recreation
10:00   Silence
10:30   Grand Silence and Retire

Sundays:
A.M.
8:00    Divine Office (Office of Readings and Morning Prayer)  
9:00    Breakfast
9:30    Leave for Mass at Basilica
10:00  Community Rosary prayed w Parishioners at Church prior to Mass
10:30  Festive Sung Mass at Basilica
P.M.
12:45   Lunch
1:45    Personal Time, Community Outings, Family Visits (third Sunday of the 
            month)
4:30    Community Holy Hour, (Personal Prayer and Meditation, , Divine Office of Evening Prayer and Night Prayer)
6:00    Meal Preparation
6:30    Dinner and Cleanup
7:30    Community Recreation
9:30    Silence
10:30   Grand Silence and Retire

Note:  The second Sunday of the month is “Silent Sunday” when the Sisters have a retreat day.  All prayer except Rosary and Holy Mass are private that day until the 3:30 P.M. Spiritual Conference.  Our usual schedule resumes after the Conference with the Community Holy Hour at 4:30 P.M.  The day is one of silence and personal prayer for all.

The schedule is somewhat more relaxed during the octaves of Christmas and Easter with special activities added to the schedule. 

 

 



“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts... One day within your courts are better than a thousand elsewhere.”

(Ps 84: 2,11)

 

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