All that you are, all that you do every day...<br/> everything is assumed,
 sanctified, used by Christ for the redemption of the world<br /><span>
Pope St John Paul II</span>
All that you are, all that you do every day...
everything is assumed, sanctified, used by Christ for the redemption of the world
Pope St John Paul II
All that you are, all that you do every day...<br/> everything is assumed,
 sanctified, used by Christ for the redemption of the world<br /><span>
Pope St John Paul II</span>
All that you are, all that you do every day...
everything is assumed, sanctified, used by Christ for the redemption of the world
Pope St John Paul II

Daily Life and Timetable

A Carmelite day is very full and structured. Like other monastic communities, we follow a timetable, or horarium, which determines how we spend our time and when we move from one activity to another. Each day begins with a bell for rising at 5.30am, and our response to the first call of the bell is to offer ourselves and our day to God. Throughout the day, we renew this offering as we move between work and prayer; solitude and community life; silence and recreation.

Daily fidelity to the demands of our horarium is a very real aspect of the constant gift of ourselves. Our time is not our own, just as we are not our own – our lives belong to God. By choosing this way of life we are given the chance to learn obedience to God, listening for and hearing God’s will in all that is asked of us, moment by moment. With love and gratitude, in our free response we seek to give ourselves back to God and in service of others.

5.30amRise
6.00amAngelus
6.05amSolitary Prayer
7.05amDivine Office (Lauds)Great Silence ends after Lauds
7.40amBreakfast
Divine Office (Terce)Said privately
8.00amWork
10.45amDivine Office (Sext)
11.00amMass
12.00pmAngelus
Dinner
followed by washing dishes
Main meal of the day
Spiritual ReadingFor one hour
Divine Office (None)Said privately
3.30pmNovitiate Sessions (study or one-to-one time)On some days, for those in formation
4.30pmSolitary Prayer
5.30pmDivine Office (Vespers)
6.00pmAngelus
6.05pmSupper
followed by washing dishes
6.45pmRecreation
7.45pmDivine Office (Office of Readings)
Divine Office (Compline)Great Silence begins
Free Time
10.30pmRetire

Let all you do have the Lord's word for accompaniment<br /><span>
Rule 16</span>
Let all you do have the Lord's word for accompaniment
Rule 16
Let all you do have the Lord's word for accompaniment<br /><span>
Rule 16</span>
Let all you do have the Lord's word for accompaniment
Rule 16
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