At six in the morning,
the Angelus bell is ringing and the nuns are gathered in the chapel to begin another day of love, prayer, and sacrifice for
the Church and the world. Following the Angelus is an hour of silent private prayer. The
community prays Lauds, the first hour of the Liturgy of the Hours at 7:00 am. Shortly after, the daily
Eucharistic Liturgy is celebrated in the chapel at which members of the laity also attend.
so each day unfolds with periods of manual labor, meals, recreation, spiritual reading and rest punctuated throughout with
communal and private prayer. Cooking, cleaning, care of the chapel and sacristy, necessary business, altar
bread work, sewing, laundry and numerous other occupations fill the times of manual labor.
The two hours of recreation, one after the midday meal and one following the evening meal are times for sharing and
laughter. During the day, except at recreation, there is as much silence as possible to help create an
atmosphere conducive to prayer.
Ordinarily the nuns remain within the confines of the monastery designated
for their residence and use. They go out for very necessary needs such as doctor or dental appointments
or shopping or business which cannot be handled otherwise.
To further create an atmosphere
for prayer, the nuns strive for a simple lifestyle lived within the community while practicing self-denial. The
enclosure, silence, and solitude are not ends in themselves, but a means to create an atmosphere for prayer and a space in
one’s life for our Lord.