Monday, September 22, 2008

All Saints Sisters of the Poor

Here is the horarium of All Saints Convent in Maryland. Impressive!

5:30 am Rise
6:00 am Angelus
6:00-6:30 am Meditation in the Chapel
6:30 am Lauds
7:00 am Mass
7:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am Terce
12:00 pm Angelus and Sext
12:15 pm Dinner
3:00 pm None
5:00 pm Vespers, followed by Angelus
5:30 pm Supper
7:15-8:00 pm Recreation
8:00 pm Beginning the Greater Silence, until 9:00 am
8:30 pm Compline
10:00 pm Lights Out

The intervals from 10:00 am to 12 noon and from 2-5 pm are times of silence except on Sundays and greater festivals, and are spent in prayer, work, or study, according to each Sister's personal schedule.

1 comment:

Hoosierpalian said...

I, too, live in Maryland and fervently wish that the Greater Silence could begin in my neigborhood earlier than, say, 2am.