A SENSE of humor is alwayswelcome at the monastery.
The sisters take a popcornbreak to celebrate thebirthday of Sister CiaranShields, O.C.S.O. (far right).
Joining in the fun are SistersKathleen O’Neill, O.C.S.O.,Myra Hill, O.C.S.O., andCarol Dvorak, O.C.S.O.
A typical day at Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey
3: 30 a.m. Rise
3: 45 a.m. VigilsTime for private prayer, breakfast,reading
7: 15 a.m. Lauds and Mass
8: 30 a.m. Community meetingfollowed by work
9: 45 a.m. Terce (short prayerat the workplace)
11: 30 a.m. End of work
12:00 p.m. Sext
12: 15 p.m. Dinner together in silence
with a reading
Dishwashing together; time for a nap
2:00 p.m. None
2: 15 p.m. Work
3: 45 p.m. End of work
5:00 p.m. Vespers
5: 15 p.m. 15 minutes of quiet
7: 15 p.m. Compline
8:00 p.m. Retire