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.
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 7 day silent retreat and a 3 week holiday with families, we also have a extended hermit experience once a year.
|08:30||Breakfast and Planning|
|09:30||Mass followed by work|
|13:30||Lunch and Personal Time for Study/Walk|
|16.30||Evening Prayer, Fiat Rosary and (for novices) Second Hour Silent Prayer|
|17:00||Work for postulants and professed sisters|
|20:45||Night Prayer followed by silence|