Sunday Schedule

4:00 a.m. – Vigils (choral office in church) lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes.

6:00 a.m. – Lauds (in church) followed by breakfast for guests from 6:30 to 7:10 am in the Guests Breakfast Room.

8:45 a.m. – Terce (in church) lasts about 10 minutes.

9:15 a.m. – Conventual Mass (holy Eucharist) followed by refreshments in the Guest Reception Area.

11:30 a.m. – Sext (in church) lasts about ten minutes, followed by Light Meal in the monastic refectory, 11:45 to 12:30 P.M.

4:00 p.m. – None (in church) lasts about ten minutes, followed by Main Meal in the monastic refectory.

5:30 p.m. – Solemn Vespers and Benediction (in church) lasts about 45 minutes.

7:30 p.m. – Compline (in church) lasts about 15 minutes, followed by Nightly Silence.

Daily Schedule

4:00 a.m. – Vigils (choral office in church) lasts about one hour.

5:30 a.m. – Lauds (in church) lasts about thirty minutes followed by Mass. Breakfast for guests in the Guest Breakfast Room from 5:00 – 7:45 A.M.

8:45 a.m. – Terce (in church) lasts about ten minutes.

9:00 a.m. – Work meeting for guests outside the Gift Shop. Work for All.

12:40 p.m. – End of work period.

1:00 p.m. – Sext (in church) lasts about ten minutes, followed by main meal in the monastic refectory.

2:00 p.m. – None (in church) lasts about ten minutes.

5:20 p.m. – Exposition and Eucharistic Adoration (in Church).

5:50 p.m. – Vespers (in church) lasts about thirty minutes.

6:20 p.m. – Light meal until 6:50 P.M. in the monastic refectory.

7:30 p.m. – Compline (in church) lasts about fifteen minutes, followed by nightly silence.

Please note that sometimes Compline is canceled in church and the monks celebrate it by themselves. Also sometimes Vigils is canceled in the morning and an abbreviated Vigils is observed the night before. Any such schedule changes will be announced.

Current Road Conditions

Updated on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 5:25 am

Forest Service Road 151 leading to the Monastery is in exceptionally good condition since it was recently graded. There is wash-boarding in some areas.

There is a wildfire burning along the Continental Divide Trail, but that does not affect travel on Forest Service Road 151. However, there is a smoke advisory for Chama Canyon. The Monastery remains open to day visitors and over-night guests. https://nmfireinfo.com/

A reminder that with the warmer weather, there is much more traffic on the road due to recreational users.

Although most vehicles will have no problem with the road with current conditions, four-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles are best for traversing Forest Road 151.

For those who travel on the road, please be aware that there may be traffic traveling in both directions on the road, so round curves with caution. Be courteous and allow faster traffic ahead of you. Simply pull to the side of the road and let them pass.

Safe and peaceful travels.

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