A novice will typically rise at 5:00 am. Servants who are teaching or in Seminary rise at 4:00 am to begin their Holy Hour at 4:20 am.
5:30 am - Breakfast
The community gathers for breakfast, which is eaten in silence. During the meal, one Servant reads aloud from the lives of the saints or other spiritual reading.
5:50 am - Divine Office & Morning Prayer
The Liturgy of the Hours is prayed together as a community before Mass.
6:30 am - Mass
Weekday Community Mass is regularly at 6:30 am. The Servants in the High School apostolate, however, attend campus Mass at 7:15 am.
7:30 am - Holy Hour
Applicants and novices typically begin Holy Hour at 7:30 am. Servants who are teaching or in seminary may begin their Holy Hour at 4:20 am.
8:00 am - Apostolates & Seminary
Applicants, novices, and Servants are assigned to various classes, exercises and apostolates throughout their formation process. Click Here to learn more about our apostolates. In preparation for ordination, some Servants attend classes at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary.
5:30 pm - Vespers
Servants gather in the chapel for evening prayer. Servants who are assigned to cook will begin preparing dinner at 4:30 pm in order to be finished for 5:30 pm evening prayer.
6:00 pm - Dinner
Dinner begins with Thanksgiving for God's provision throughout the day. On Tuesdays the community welcomes different families for dinner.
7:00 pm - Recreation & Preparation
The time following dinner is a time for recreation, study and preparation for the following day. Servants involved in the University Ministry and High School apostolates will often sponsor student events and attend student activities after dinner.
8:00 pm - Compline
The community gathers in the chapel to conclude the day with night prayer.
Before Retiring - Daily Examen
Alone before retiring for the day, each Servant gives thanks for his blessings, asks the Lord's forgiveness for his faults, and determines how to amend his actions tomorrow.