After many years of waiting, the Good Lord has provided us with a small base in the heart of Walsingham, right opposite the Abbey Gates in the High St!

Here, and also at our formation house in Dereham, we have a schedule providing a balance between prayer, time alone and together as well as the important work of hospitality for the many pilgrims who visit Walsingham. We keep great silence from after night prayer until after morning adoration the next day.

There is no public recitation of the office on Thursday as it is our rest day.

06:15 Rise
07:00 Eucharistic Adoration
08:00 Breakfast and Planning
09:00 Morning Prayer
09:30 Mass followed by work/study
13:00 Lunch and Personal Time
15.00 Work
16:00 Evening Prayer, Fiat Rosary
18:00 Supper
19:30 Recreation
20:45 Night Prayer followed by silence

 

The second hour of personal prayer is done in the afternoon or evening depending on one’s duties. We usually attend daily Mass in the parish church but there is often Mass in-house when priests are staying. Sometimes we attend the midday Mass at the shrine, especially during the pilgrim season.

Family and friends often visit and we have a monthly community outing and monthly desert day. Apart from an annual 6-8 day retreat and a 3 week holiday with families, we also have a extended hermit experience once a year.

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