|These principles find expression in our daily
activities: We begin our day with private prayer or meditation then we
have Morning Prayer for the whole community, followed by breakfast then we
head downtown for classes. In the evening, we say Evening Prayer in
private and then we gather for the most important moment of the day: the
Eucharist. Dinner then is time for us to be together to share food and to
enjoy conversation. After the meal some might say the community rosary.
During the day a spiritual reading period also plays an important part in
On Sunday, our Mass is in the late morning. We are encouraged to invite
guests to be with us for the Holy Banquet and also for the fraternal meal
afterward. Wednesday is our community day. Supper is served in the formal
style and we all take turns to serve at the table. We devote the whole
evening for community life – there is either a meeting in each group or
there is a talk offered by the rector. Friday is the day of Eucharistic
Adoration which begins after morning mass until the evening prayer.
On regular basis, the seminarians need to receive spiritual direction.
This is a sacred moment when one opens up their soul before a spiritual
director in order to get direction to advance in the spiritual life and in
discerning the way of life.
This is a nutshell description of the life in the seminary. While life
here presents me with challenges by the grace of Christ it gives me peace
and joy. It is joyful because, I have found God in it.