"Seven times a day I praise you!"
exclaims the author of Psalm 119. We too, following the ancient
monastic tradition, praise the Lord seven times during the day and
the night as we sing and chant the Church's Liturgy of the Hours.
Our prayer before the Eucharistic Lord overflows into the labor of
life as we accomplish all the tasks of maintaining a monastery and
attending to the needs of our Sisters. Then at the appointed time,
Sister Sacristan rings the bell to call us once more to the next
period of expressed community prayer. And so the monastic daily
rhythm unfolds: "Ora et Labora" - prayer and work, prayer and
work, prayer that leads to service, work that flowers into love.