Our Daily Life
We come together as men of different backgrounds, education, and God given talents to form a community that is united in praising Him with lives, our prayer and our work. We are a community that prays together but we also provide the time for each member to have private prayer.
We begin our day at 6:00 a.m. with Matins (Office of Readings) followed by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Lauds (Morning Prayer) at 6:30 am.The morning is usually spent doing various duties, attending class or a formation conference, or private study.
We find a moment of peace and prayer at 12:00 p.m. when we come together for Sext (Midday Prayer) which is followed by lunch. The afternoon is also a time of work or study until we prepare for our evening prayers.
We come together at 4:00 p.m. in our parish church of St. Sebastian’s for an extended period of prayer beginning with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, about 45 minutes of silence for personal meditation, spiritual reading, etc. At 5:00 p.m. we pray our community rosary (for vocations) followed by Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 5:20 p.m.
After our evening prayers we prepare for our dinner which is followed by community recreation. Occasionally there are parish meetings or other activities as well.
We conclude our day at 8:30 p.m. with Compline (Night Prayer). Although we do not have the Grand Silence, it is nevertheless a time in which we respect the spirit of silence for those who retire early or wish to pray.