A day in the life of a friar

Due to the wide varieties of setting in which the friars live and serve, it is almost impossible to give an outline of what a day in the life of a friar is.

In Great Britain it will take on this sort of shape:

Rise at about 6.00am
A period of personal prayer from about 6.30am
The Morning Prayer of the Church about 7.00am
The Fraternity Mass at 7.30am
Breakfast at 8.30am
Midday Prayer around 12.15pm
Midday Meal at 12.30pm
Evening Prayer of the Church at about 5.30pm
Evening Meal at 6.30pm
Recreation at 9.30pm

Each of the friars has a different work to do: Studies, Pastoral Work, Office Work, Retreats and Missions, Vocational Work, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Lecturing, Care for People who come to the Friary, Chaplaincy work for Hospitals, Prisons and Schools etc. etc.

This work is normally able to be fitted in to the time between 9.00am and 12 noon and 1.00pm and 5.30pm, but often this is not possible due to travel or the normal demands of the care for others.