Tuesday, September 19, 2006

M'lady Isabella has inquired to what pilgrimage these last pilgrims follow. These are the most faithful of pilgrims. They follow the life of a Carthusian Monk for a few days to purify the body and soul. They follow the same rules as the local house of monks here in Kinardesferi, The priory of Axholme.

Here is a list of there schedule for the first day:

11:30pm Rise - Prayer in Cell This nocturnal prayer in solitude is particularly appreciated by many.
12:15am Matins followed by Lauds In the Chapel. This office last two to three hours depending on the day or the Feast. Lauds of Our Lady In cell. Praise to God with the Virgin Mary. Then back to sleep.

6:30am Rise The time is approximate. To be ready for Prime.
7:00am Prime - Angelus After the Angelus, the time is consecrated to Prayer or Lectio Divina (e.g. prepartion of the Mass readings).

8:00am Conventual Mass In the Chapel.
Thanksgiving - Lectio Divina Lectio Divina is a meditative reading of the Bible. This time can also be used for prayer.

10:00am Terce Approximatively every two hours an Office is recited : Terce is one of them.
Study or Manual Work No manual work before Terce. It can be done morning and afternoon, or all at once.

12:00am Angélus - Sext Recitation of the Office of Sext
Meal- Recreation The time of recreation may be employed freely. reading, working, gardening, or enjoying the sun.....when it shines.

2:00pm None Recitation of the Office of None
Manual Work (1hr) Study The time accorded to each depends on the individual in negociation with his Superior. (Prior or Novice Master)

4:00pm Vespers of Our Lady Praise to God with the Virgin Mary.
4:15pm Vespers In Church
Collation - Reading - Prayer Reading of the Bible, a spiritual writer, or other appropriate material. The collation is a light meal, taken any time between Vespers and Complines.

6:45pm Angélus - Complines Recitation of Complines, the last Office of the day.
7:30pm Bedtime - before 8:00pm

It is indeed a very long day.


Bella said...

So tell me, are you ever going to join, br is it too much effort? and you would rather just play here online :)

Kenneth said...

While,yes it is much fun to play here on line... You m'lady will be surprised to learn that I have indeed joined and now await my membership card. I have not had a chance to write to thee or send thee that which m'lady has requested.

Bella said...

Ooooo newest fun!! Illumination!! I am learning how to illuminate scrolls (You would love it I think) anyway, I have no idea what I am doing but I am doing it lol

Ps send me 3 copies of Dr Lic and SCA card when you get it and I will submit your name. :)