Our typical day begins with Morning Prayer (Lauds) and Mass. Following the Eucharistic Liturgy, most Sisters are involved in an active education ministry.  Our Sisters are teachers/administrators in both elementary and high schools.  The Sisters are also ministering in music education, seminary preparation, and in canon law.  Other Sisters serve in parish ministry. We treasure our retired sisters who assist us in vital community tasks.  Our infirmed sisters also assist us with their prayers and love.

In late afternoon, we gather together to pray the Rosary and Vespers . We hold in special memory our loved ones and those intentions mentioned in prayer requests. Our evening meal is filled with interesting conversation, often centering on a particular topic of Dominican religious life, current events or our life in ministry.

Following dinner, we enjoy relaxation and each other by reading the newspaper, watching the news, or enjoying some exercise, etc.  Compline or Night Prayer celebrates the conclusion of our day with both gratitude and joy.

The schedule for a Sister varies depending on the local community and the apostolate.


Lauds                   7:00 a.m.

Daily Mass           8:00 a.m.

Apostolate            8:30 – 4:00

Rosary                  5:15 p.m.

Vespers                5:30 p.m.

Dinner                   6:15 p.m.

Compline              8:00 p.m.


Meditation                   30 minutes daily

Spiritual Reading        15 Minutes daily