Daily Schedule

Mary, Mother of God

Our Lady – image of Penha hill church

Our Community seeks to live the Cistercian charism.  It is a life lived in community, a life of prayer, nurtured by daily manual work and Lectio Divina.

Lectio Divina is a meditative way of reading, listening to and pondering upon the word of God.

The Community seeks to foster an atmosphere of silence in the monastery, working at various tasks in a way that does not hinder this, but enables each member of the Community to make her spiritual journey together with her sisters.

Speech is valued and dialogue developed as a way of promoting mutual understanding and sharing the fruits of the Spirit in joy, love, patience and kindness towards one another.

 

FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY
SUNDAY
3h00Rise
3h20Night prayer
Vigils plus
30 minutes of silent prayer
4h20 - 5h55LECTIO DIVINA
6h00Lauds6h00Breakfast
6h30Breakfast6h30Lauds
8h00Holly Eucharist
8h45 - 11h25Work9h15Holy Eucharist
11h45Noon prayer
Lunch
Siesta
11h30Noon prayer
Lunch
Siesta
13h45Afternoon prayer
14h00-16h45Work13h45Afternoon prayer
16h15 - 17h15LECTIO DIVINA
17h15Evening prayer
Vespers
30 minutes of silent prayer
Supper
19h15Compline
Last prayer of the day