daily Eucharistic Adoration
The Capuchin Sisters' prayer life is centered on Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Mass and Eucharistic Holy Hours are part of their daily life, with two extended periods of Eucharistic Adoration every day. Fridays are a full day of prayer for them, with each sister having an individual Eucharistic holy hour. They also pray together, at five of the prescribed hours, the beautiful prayer of the Roman Catholic Church: the Liturgy of the Hours. In this way, by the lifting up of their voices in song and their minds in prayer throughout the day, God is constantly being praised in their convents.
Following their founder St. Francis, who wanted his friars to pray the liturgy "according to the rite of the Roman Curia", the sisters attend the Ordinary Form of the Mass and pray the Divine Office in the vernacular (English) in their convents. Without losing some of the traditional Latin chants and hymns, they follow our Lord's commands to the scribe: “Then every scribe who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old.” (Matthew 13:52)
The sisters rise at 2 a.m. nightly for the Vigil, praying together the Office of Readings. Monthly they have an hour of Eucharistic Adoration at this time.
Corpus Christi Processon
Fridays are a full day of prayer for the sisters, when each sister has a private Eucharistic Holy Hour.
Mother of God Chapel
St. Joseph's Chapel
Mother of the Eucharist Chapel
Chanting of the Divine Office
"Prayer is the best weapon that we possess, the key that opens the heart to God."
-St. Pio of Pietrelcina