Horarium

A cornerstone of the Benedictine tradition is the ora et labora (work and prayer).  Every monastery has an horarium, which is a schedule of their prayer and work for the day.  It governs their entire day.  Below is both my weekday and weekend horarium.

I want to emphasize that I do not keep this perfectly every day.  Life happens and things come up.  However, this is what I strive to keep each day.

Weekdays

4:00 am – Rise

4:00-4:30 am – Study 

5:30-6:00 am – Lectio Divina

6:00-6:30 – Exercise

6:30-7:00 – Get ready for work

7:30-11:30 – Work 

11:30-12:30 – Lunch w/ Centering Prayer

12:30-3:30 – Work

8:00-8:15 – Bible Reading 

8:15 – Compline  (Night Prayer, with by boys)

 

Weekends

4:00 am- Rise

4:00-4:30 am – Study 

5:30-6:00 am – Lectio Divina

6:00-6:30 am – Exercise

7:30 am Saturday (Weekly Parish Men’s Group

9:30 am – 3:00 pm – Weekend tasks and activities

4:00 pm – Mass (Saturday)

6:00-8:30 pm – Family Movie Night (Saturday)

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