Monastic Prayer Schedule

“Let us stand to sing the psalms in such a way that our minds are in harmony with our voices.”
-Rule of St. Benedict, Chapter 19:7

For 1500 years, the chief work of Benedictine monks has been their prayer for the Church and the world. This work is carried out daily by the monks of Conception Abbey in their daily cycle of communal and private prayer. People of all faiths are always welcome to join the monks for prayer in the Basilica.


Vigils6:00 a.m.
Lauds7:15 a.m.
Eucharist11:45 a.m.
Daytime Prayer1:00 p.m.
Vespers5:15 p.m.
(on Thursdays, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament immediately following Vespers until 6:10 p.m.)
Compline7:15 p.m.
(no public Compline on Tuesdays)

Sundays and Solemnities

The following solemnities will follow the Sunday schedule: Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8), Passing of our Holy Father Saint Benedict (March 21), The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Aug. 15), and All Saints (Nov. 1).

Vigils6:20 a.m.
Lauds7:45 a.m.
Eucharist10:30 a.m.
Daytime Prayer12:30 p.m.
Vespers5:30 p.m.
Compline7:15 p.m.