A Day in the Life

of an Olivetan Benedictine Sister

 

Ora et Labora

            The Benedictine motto, Ora et Labora“Prayer and Work,” summarizes a day in the life of an Olivetan Benedictine Sister. The two elements are woven throughout the hours and are always united. We pray together, as a community, and privately, as individuals; and it is our prayer that sustains and inspires our work in all its forms – be it domestic tasks, our apostolic works, or the “work” of living together as a family!

            In his wisdom, our Holy Father St. Benedict also accounted for the need for daily rest and recreation. Rest and recreation have a proper place in our lives – they refresh and renew us, as we come from and return to our prayer and work.

Monday - Saturday

6:00 am

Angelus & Morning Prayer

6:30 am

Mass & Breakfast

11:45 am

 Midday Prayer & Angelus 

Lunch 

4:30 pm

Eucharistic Adoration

5:00 pm

 Evening Prayer & Angelus

Supper 

6:30 pm

Recreation

7:30 pm

 Night Prayer

Great Silence till after Breakfast 

 

 

 

Sunday

7:00 am

Angelus & Morning Prayer

10:30 am

Eucharistic Adoration

11:00 am

Holy Mass & Angelus

Lunch

5:00 pm

Evening Prayer & Angelus

Supper

6:30 pm

Recreation

7:30 pm

Night Prayer

Great Silence till after Breakfast