A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

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What do Sisters DO all day?

People often wonder what Sisters do throughout their day.  In fact, sometimes, the kids think we spend all our free time in chapel!

As you know, Salesians give their life for the young, and young people spend most of the day in school...and so do we!  Most of our Sisters are teachers, or support staff at our schools.  Others work at our retreat house, or with the University students.  Still others offer service to the community by taking care of practical needs at home.

Each community meets at the start of the school year to draw up a schedule that will allow every Sister time to work, pray, and play.  We start our day very early with the Lord.  In fact, the average schedule might look something like this:

5:00 am - Wake up

Followed by: Meditation (half hour), Angelus and
Prayer of Entrustment to Our Lady, Mass, and Morning Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours or Lauds)

7:00 am - Breakfast and off to school (or other work for those who stay home)

12 noon - Angelus and Lunch (usually with our students)

Followed by: A Visit to the Blessed Sacrament (5 minutes)

After school: programs, sports and clubs with the young people

5:00 pm - Prayers: Rosary, Spiritual Reading, Evening Prayer (Vespers), and Examination of Conscience

6:00 pm - Dinner, Goodnight Thought from our Superior

Followed by: Recreation (games and sports)

Some people might later watch the news, or correct papers or do planning before bedtime.