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A Day in the Life of a Brother


The following shows the rhythm of prayer that a Brother may follow in his hermitage.  However, it does vary and each Brother is free to organise his own prayer times.


2.00 am or 4.00 am

Vigil Office following by Lectio Divina

6.00 am to 7.00 am

Morning meditation (together)

7.00 am to 7.30 am

Angelus and Matins (together)


Morning chores followed by get-your-own breakfast

8.30 am

Brothers' Conference (in the Refectory)

9.00 am

Terce (in the Refectory)

until 11.45 am

Work (together) as arranged



Angelus and Midday Office (Sext)


Get-your-own lunch followed by rest

2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Work (alone)

6.00 pm

Vespers followed by silence until the evening meal

7.00 pm

Prepared meal

8.00 pm



Community silence is kept after Compline until Morning Conference the following day.

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