While each day is unique, we follow a regular horarium (schedule). Here is what a typical weekday looks like at Mount Alverno Novitiate:
6:10 A.M. —
6:35 A.M. —
HOLY MASS, FOLLOWED BY BREAKFAST AND WORK/STUDIES
12:00 P.M. —
DINNER, FOLLOWED BY WORK/STUDIES
3:00 P.M. —
CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY FOLLOWED BY WORK/STUDIES
4:30 P.M. —
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
5:15 P.M. —
ROSARY AND EVENING PRAYER, BENEDICTION WHEN AVAILABLE
6:00 P.M. —
SUPPER, NIGHT PRAYER, FOLLOWED BY CHORES/RECREATION
9:30 P.M. —
“We shall not let pass one day, not even one hour, without lifting up to Him our spirit and childlike prayer.”
— Mother M. Frances Krasse, O.S.F.
Time Dedicated to God
Within the regular rhythm of the week, all Sisters do mental prayer and spiritual and Scripture reading daily, along with the Stations of the Cross at times of their own choosing.
All parts of our week are centered on our Lord. Eucharistic Adoration is held several times a week starting at 4:30 p.m. and leading into our evening community prayers. Often before the close of Exposition, we will have Benediction as well.
Our monthly day of recollection is held on First Fridays, in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, during which we have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and communal silence from morning until the end of Evening Prayer.