5.30 – Rise, half hour private prayer and breakfast.
7.10 – Morning Office
8.30 – Conventual Mass followed by a hot drink.
O9.30- 10.30 – Noviceship class/ work/lectio.
11.30 – Midday Office
12.30 – lunch
13.15 – free time
13.45 – work/lectio
15 15 – tea
15.30 – 16.30 -Recreation – half hour together, half hour alone or in small groups if wished.
16.30 – rosary/conference/prayer OR silent prayer in chapel before Vespers.
17.15 -noviceship class.
18.00 – Vespers
18.30 – supper
19.15 – free time to pray/read/relax
20.00 – Compline
22.00 – Lights out.
Benedictine way is one of balance – prayer, work and study – which form a rhythm. The rhythm of the Rule supports us, guides us, gives us a frame work, a helping hand, a pathway to God and by living it fully we are saturated in God. The Divine Office and Lectio form the basis of our private prayer and fill us as we work which in itself becomes prayer. For Benedictines prayer and work are not seperate, work doesnot take us away from prayer but becomes another way of living and expressing it – in service to our brethren, so forming part of the whole.The day becomes infused and there are no real breaks between one thing and the other.