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
6:30-7:30 am Breakfast, Silence and Lectio
7:30 am Lauds
8:00 am – 11:50 am Work Period
12:00 pm Sext*
12:20 – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:50 pm None
1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Work Period
4:00 pm Eucharist
5:00 pm Vespers
5:40 pm Supper followed by Recreation
7:00 pm Compline

*The First Friday of each month is associated with the Sacred Heart of Jesus:  Holy Hour with Midday Prayer and Benediction at 11:00 am

First Friday Devotion

The First Friday of each month is associated with the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

5:30 am Rising Bell
6:00 am Vigils
6:30-7:30 am Breakfast, Silence and Lectio
7:30 am Lauds
8:00 am – 11:50 am Work Period
12:00 pm Sext*
12:20 – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:50 pm None
1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Work Period
4:00 pm Eucharist
5:00 pm Vespers
5:40 pm Supper followed by Recreation
7:00 pm Compline

*First Friday of the Month:  Holy Hour with Midday Prayer and Benediction at 11:00 am

Saturday

5:30 am Rising Bell
6:00 am Vigils
6:30-7:30 am Breakfast, Silence and Lectio
7:30 am Lauds
8:30 am Eucharist
9:00 am – 11:50 am Work Period
12:00 pm Sext
12:20 – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:50 pm None
1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Work Period
5:00 pm Vespers
5:40 pm Supper followed by Recreation
7:00 pm Compline

Sunday

5:30 am Rising Bell
6:00 am Vigils
6:45 am Breakfast, Silence and Lectio Divina
7:30 am Lauds
10:00 am Eucharist
12:00 pm Sext*
12:20 – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:50 pm None
4:00 pm Silence and Lectio Divina
5:00 pm Solemn Vespers
5:40 pm Supper followed by Recreation
7:00 pm Compline
7:30 pm Night Silence