What does a sister do all day?

1. Eat crawfish. 2. Graduate students. 3. Contemplate wildflowers. 4. Read the news. 5. Give medication. 6. Try to be nice. 7. Keep in touch with our families.

And… pray. Well, I knew you were expecting that we pray. Perhaps this list may surprise you. It surprised me when I first entered the convent. Luckily, the sisters helped to understand that we were like the “yeast in the dough.”

We keep close to God in prayer and service so that the “dough of humanity” will rise. Rise to heaven. Rise to joy. Rise to love. Our lives as sisters is to be a part of this world, but not of this world.

Our usual daily schedule is:

06:00am Rise

06:30am Morning Prayer

Scripture Meditation

07:00am MASS

07:45am Breakfast

08:00am Depart for Ministry (as teachers, nurses, early childhood providers, directors of religious education, and/or social workers)

We get home to the convent at different times.

06:00pm Evening Prayer and Eucharistic Adoration

07:00pm Dinner (We have dinner together every day so we can share stories, set-backs, and fraternal communion.)

08:00pm Rosary and Examination of Conscience

08:45pm Personal Time (We use this time to stay in touch with our families and friends, to pursue hobbies (such as piano, knitting, or scrapbooking), and to relax. )

10:00pm Grand Silence (The convent becomes completely still as we choose to refrain from all unnecessary talking. The silence becomes a way in which we come in touch with ourselves and with God.)

11:00pm Lights Out (We go to bed, keeping a regular schedule of 7 hours of sleep. As we close our eyes, we realize that the day's load of responsibilities, concerns, and sorrows are completely in the hands of our Loving God.)

On the weekends, we serve in different parish's school of religion (Chuong Trinh Giao Ly), Thieu Nhi Thanh The (youth groups), and homebound ministry as Eucharistic Ministry.

The best way to know what we do is to give us a call.

Or visit us.

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