Our daily horarium and common life

Community life requires an established order of common acts. In them we express our communion with God and with our Sisters; and we diligently help one another to be faithful to our Carmelite vocation in the Church and for the Church.

  • 5:30  A.M. Rise.
  • 6:00  One hour of silent prayer.
  • 7:00 Morning prayer (Lauds).
  • 7:30 Holy Mass (about 15 minutes of thanksgiving)
  • 8:15 Prayer before noon

      Breakfast.

  • 9:00   Work
  • 11:50 Prayer at Noon followed by dinner.
  • 1:00   First recreation in common.
  • 2:00   Prayer after noon
  • 2:15   “Silence” (= free time, siesta).
  • 3:00   Spiritual reading or study.
  • 4:00
  • 5:00   One hour of Silent prayer.
  • 6:00   Evening Prayer (Vespers)
  • 6:30
  • 7:30   Second recreation in common.
  • 8:30   Office of Readings or Matins, followed by Compline (Night prayer).

During this time of Covid-19 we are having Holy Mass on Webcam.

There has never been a Monastic community without a Horarium or timetable in our modern language. As you look at our timetable above, perhaps it may seem to you stressful and boring, and you may ask yourself, how could I survive it all ?

It is very true that our every single day is directed by an Horarium, but that doesn't mean that we are enslaved by it, on the contrary it serves to keep us faithful to our promises and commitment each day.

Fr Flann Lynch said “.... Discipline is the staying power that keeps us focused and responsible in our daily commitments...” To our younger generation the word discipline may sound rigorous, austere and frightening. In another way we can say that discipline brings order to our day.

Again, I quote Fr. Flann Lynch “Discipline resists the temptation to get lukewarm or give up. If discipline is weak, then our power to pray and to love is seriously undermined. Discipline is like a muscle. The more we use it, the stronger it gets”.                                    

Sometimes when circumstances require and with just reason we alter the timetable. We are here praying and offering our lives to support you all, while you struggle in different areas of life, doing good and engaged in serving others and perhaps finding it difficult to have time to devote your life to God in prayer and contemplation.

So do not be intimidated by our timetable, and I remind you that we are human beings and creatures of habit  ... Come and see !

If you feel that you have a vocation to religious life, please do not hesitate to contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on WhatsApp 083 0788993 on Fridays and Saturdays from 2:30 to 4:30 P.M.

If you are not available these days you can drop us a message and we will be happy to fix another day for you.

The addresses above are only for those interested in Religious Life.

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