Monastery of St. Therese
Discalced Carmelite Nuns - Archdiocese of Detroit

Daily Life

Our daily life is a balance of prayer, work, and rest, of community life and solitude. The "horarium," or schedule for the day, supports our community life by bringing us together for common prayer, meals, and recreation in the morning, at noon, and in the evening. It also protects the times of solitude, personal prayer, and reading which sustain our spiritual life.

Sisters at Mass
Sister at stove
5:00 Rise
5:25 Personal prayer
6:25 Morning Prayer (Lauds)
7:00 Mass
7:45 Midmorning Prayer
8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Work (includes classes for those in formation)
11:00 Midday Prayer
11:20 Dinner
Recreation
1:00
Siesta
2:00
Midafternoon Prayer
2:15
Spiritual reading
Work
4:30
Evening Prayer (Vespers)
5:00
Personal prayer
6:00
Supper
7:00
Recreation
8:00
Night Prayer (Compline)
Office of Readings
11:00
Retire
Two Sisters at recreation