Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Monastery Schedule

"Persevering in prayer with Mary the Mother of Jesus, the nuns ardently long for the fullness of the Holy Spirit, so that with unveiled face they may reflect the glory of the Lord and be transformed into his image from splendor to splendor by the Spirit of the Lord (cf. 2 Cor. 3:18)." 
--Fundamental Constitution of the Nuns

Our life of prayer includes work, study and recreation. 
We have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament throughout the day from 8 AM until 8 PM. 
Below is our Monastery Schedule: 

Monday - Saturday: 
5:20 AM -- Rising Bell 
5:50 AM -- Office of Readings and Morning Prayer, followed by Meditation
7:20 AM -- Mass, followed by breakfast and study time 
9:20 AM -- Midmorning Prayer 
9:40 - 11:30 AM -- Work time 
11:30 AM -- Midday Prayer 
12:00 PM -- Dinner
1:00 - 1:30 PM -- Recreation 
1:30 - 2:30 PM -- Silence Hour 
2:40 PM -- Rosary and Midafternoon Prayer 
3:15 - 5:00 PM -- Work time 
5:00 PM -- Vespers 
5:35 PM -- Supper 
6:35 - 7:30 PM -- Recreation 
7:40 PM -- Compline and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by Meditation

Sunday:  
5:20 AM -- Rising Bell 
5:50 AM -- Morning Prayer followed by Meditation
7:00 AM -- Mass, followed by breakfast
9:20 AM -- Office of Readings and Midmorning Prayer 
11:30 AM -- Midday Prayer 
12:00 PM -- Dinner 
1:00 - 1:30 PM -- Recreation 
1:30 - 2:30 PM -- Silence Hour 
2:40 PM -- Midafternoon Prayer (Rosary is said privately), followed by Meditation 
5:00 PM -- Vespers 
5:35 PM -- Supper
6:30 PM -- Recreation 
7:50 PM -- Compline and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament