The most important norm of the religious life is the following of Christ as it is put before us in the Gospel, this must be taken by all institutes as the supreme rule. (Vatican II, Renewal of Religious life, p.612) In the following of Christ, members of institutes according to their manner of life, seek to achieve this through a life regulated in community. “Every religious community needs organisation and regulation in order to run smoothly and to achieve the two fold aim of helping the Sisters to grow spiritually and of bringing the gospel to other people.”  ( EHJ Constitutions)

The life of a sister in our community is regulated around prayer, work and relaxation.  Every aspect of the life of a sister is geared towards the glory of God, even such mundane thing as recreation, swimming, playing cards etc.  A typical day in the life of a sister is regulated by the following regimen:

  • Morning prayer/Liturgy of the hours/Meditation 6am-7 am
  • Liturgy of the Eucharist
  • Breakfast
  • Apostolate (re: the ministry of a Sister)(8:30am-4:30 pm)
  • Midday prayer/Examination of Conscience
  • Lunch 
  • Adoration/Vespers/Rosary 5:30-6:30
  • Supper
  • Spiritual Reading 
  • Recreation
  • Compline 9:30 pm
  • Great Silence

All meals and prayers are in common.  Note however that the times may change according to local circumstances.