Community Life

Our Daily Schedule

5.30
Rise
6.00
Personal Prayer
6.50
Morning Prayer (Lauds)
7.30
Holy Mass followed by Thanksgiving (15 mins) and Prayer Before Noon (Terce)
8.30
Breakfast
9.00
Work
11.45
Midday Prayer (Sext)
12.00
Dinner
13.15
Recreation
13.45
Afternoon Prayer (None)
14.00
Time in Cell Private Reading or Rest
15.15
Work
16.35
Evening Prayer (Vespers)
17.00
Personal Prayer
18.00
Tea
19.10
Office of Readings
19.30
Recreation
20.10
Night Prayer (Compline)
21.00
Time in Cell & Retire

A balanced life -

Solitude and Community

The roots of our Carmelite charism go back to the Early Hermits who lived on Mount Carmel, near the spring of Elijah, towards the end of the twelfth century. Inspired by these “our holy fathers of the past”, St Teresa wanted her reformed Carmels to maintain something of their solitary lifestyle, while developing a strong community side, so that her spiritual daughters would be “hermits in community”. Our daily schedule reflects this delicate balance. We still refer to our individual room as our “cell” to remind us of the hermit cells on Mount Carmel.
© 2020 Carmelite Monastery of St Joseph, Kilmacud, Co. Dublin, A94 YY 33, Ireland Registered Charity in Ireland    CHY 6210 Hosted by Blacknight Made with Xara
St. Joseph’s Carmel
© 2020 Carmelite Monastery of St Joseph, Kilmacud, Co. Dublin, A94 YY 33, Ireland Registered Charity in Ireland    CHY 6210 Hosted by Blacknight Made with Xara

A balanced life -

Solitude and Community

The roots of our Carmelite charism go back to the Early Hermits who lived on Mount Carmel, near the spring of Elijah, towards the end of the twelfth century. Inspired by these “our holy fathers of the past”, St Teresa wanted her reformed Carmels to maintain something of their solitary lifestyle, while developing a strong community side, so that her spiritual daughters would be “hermits in community”. Our daily schedule reflects this delicate balance. We still refer to our individual room as our “cell” to remind us of the hermit cells on Mount Carmel.

Our Daily Schedule

5.30
Rise
6.00
Personal Prayer
6.50
Morning Prayer (Lauds)
7.30
Holy Mass followed by Thanksgiving (15 mins) and Prayer Before Noon (Terce)
8.30
Breakfast
9.00
Work
11.45
Midday Prayer (Sext)
12.00
Dinner
13.15
Recreation
13.45
Afternoon Prayer (None)
14.00
Time in Cell Private Reading or Rest
15.15
Work
16.35
Evening Prayer (Vespers)
17.00
Personal Prayer
18.00
Tea
19.10
Office of Readings
19.30
Recreation
20.10
Night Prayer (Compline)
21.00
Time in Cell & Retire
St. Joseph’s Carmel