A Day in the Life (High School)

The daily schedule in the High School seminary forms the seminarians to live a life of order and balance. Daily life has a healthy rhythm beginning with Morning Prayer and Mass, common periods of study and recreation, daily physical exercise and in-house responsibilities. Emphasis is laid upon each seminarian becoming prayerful, responsible for himself and the community and joyfully studious. Our hope is that the high school seminary formation will prepare a young man, if he is called, for life in the Major Seminary.  A daily schedule follows:

Daily Schedule:

Part of the seminary schedule is daily study hall periods. During the week students have scheduled for them between 2 1/2 and 3 hours of study hall time per day.

Schedule: Weekdays

Monday – Friday

  • 5:45 am Rise
  • 6:05 Morning Prayer followed by Meditation
  • 6:30 Conventual Mass – breakfast – house chores
  • 8:00 Study
  • 8:30-11:40 Classes (with Break at 10:00-10:10)
  • 11:45 Midday Prayer in Minor Seminary Chapel followed by noon meal
  • 1:15 pm Spiritual Reading
  • 1:30-4:00 Classes and physical education
  • 4:45 Study
  • 5:30 Vespers in Minor Seminary Chapel (Abbey Church on Saturdays)
  • 6:00 Supper followed by community time until 7:00
  • 7:00 Activity period
  • 7:30 Study
  • 8:30 Rosary (7:30 – 8:30 Fridays Holy Hour, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament)

Schedule: Weekends

Saturday – Weekday order with no classes or study hall except:

  • 7:30 am Housework
  • 10:25 Spiritual Reading
  • 10:45-11:45 Study Hall
  • 11:50 Midday Prayer in Abbey Church
  • 2:00-4:00 Community activities (work period)
  • 8:15 Rosary
Sunday

  • 6:30 am Rise
  • 6:45 Morning Prayer in Minor Seminary Chapel – meditative reading
  • 7:10 Breakfast
  • 8:30 Spiritual Reading
  • 9:00 Silent Prayer or study
  • 10:00 Conventual Mass
  • 11:50 Midday Prayer in Abbey Church
  • 12:00 pm Noon Meal 4:30 Vespers and Benediction
  • 2:00 Group Lectio
  • 6:00 Supper followed by community time until 7:00
  • 4:30 Vespers and Benediction
  • 7:30 Study
  • 8:15 Rosary and Confessions