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Daily schedule

 

 “S. Francis was walking up and down all along his heart latitude, and while he was doing it, he was preparing an ‘habitacula Dei’ in himself”

                                                                                  (Franciscan Sources: 1Cel 396)

 

In spite of a deep respect in front of different sensibilities or needs, there is a proposal of personal prayer and housekeeping services. We ask our guests to share some prayer moments and community services. See below some appointments.

 

 

Daily and weekly schedule

 

 

6.00:

Holy Mass and Lauds in the Agony Basilica with the Gethsemanes Brotherhood. After this Mass, if somebody would like to stay in silent prayers in the Basilica (closed up to 8 o’clock), he may do it.

 

8.00:

Lectio continuous (Reading of the Gospel or one of the books of the Bible)

 

After this Lectio, there is time to meditate and to work, or for personal prayer

 

 

17.30:

(Silent adoration in our Chapel, according to the Lord’s invitation:

“Stay here and keep watch with me” (Matt 26,38)

 

18.30:

Vespers

           

 

Some special activities

 

On the first Thursday of each month we have a Holy Hour in the Basilica, while on the other Thursdays we are supposed to share the votive Mass at 4 p. m. In this case our Adoration Hour in the Hermitage will happen in the evening, from 8 to 9 p.m. o’clock, instead of 5.30 p. m. After that service, everyone may remain in Adoration, as far as he wants.

 

On the first Friday of each month we experience a Desert Day and individual prayer.

 

On Sundays, besides the Holy Mass in the Basilica at 6 a. m., there is another Mass at 4 p. m., both in Italian. Changes to this program will be communicated at time.