Monastic 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

6:20 a.m. – Morning Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)

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


Spiritual Reading/Work/Class

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

Dinner and Dishes


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

2:25 p.m. – End of Silence Time

2:35 p.m. – 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.


4:45 p.m. – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Evening Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)

Followed by One Hour of Private Prayer

Supper and Dishes


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

8:45 p.m. – Great Silence


  • 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. Also on Fridays we spend an hour of prayer after Midafternoon Prayer, during the “hour of mercy” when Jesus died, instead of after Evening Prayer.

  • On Sundays, certain feast days, and Holy Days of Obligation there is extra time for prayer and recreation.

  • During the year we have an 8-day retreat in the spring, a 4-day retreat in the fall, a monthly day of recollection, Forty Hours devotions, Lectio Divina mornings, etc., when there is more time for prayer and study.

  • 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!