The Horarium

The proper balance between prayer and work is characteristic of a monk's life. The horarium provides the beam for this balance. The common daily exercises insure good order in the community and allow the monk to use his time well. Fidelity to the horarium is a discipline that frees the monk from the extremes of over-exertion and idleness.

Monday through Friday

5:30 am Rising Bell
6:00 am Vigils
6:35-7:15 Breakfast, Silence and Lectio
7:15 am Lauds
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Work Period
12:05 pm Midday Prayer
12:15 – 12:45 pm Lunch
1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Work Period
5:00 pm Eucharist
5:45 pm Dinner followed by Recreation
6:45 pm Vespers

Saturday

5:30 am Rising Bell
6:00 am Vigils
6:35-7:15 Breakfast, Silence and Lectio
7:15 am Lauds
8:00 am Eucharist
11:30 am Midday Prayer
11:45 am Lunch
5:00 pm Vespers
5:45 pm Dinner followed by Recreation
6:45 pm Office of Readings

Sunday

6:45 am Rising Bell
7:15 am Lauds
7:45 am Breakfast
10:00 am Eucharist
11:30 am Midday Prayer
11:45 am Lunch
5:45 pm Dinner followed by Recreation
6:45 pm Solemn Vespers
8:00 pm Compline