For your own benefit and enjoyment during your stay in the monastery we would like you to observe this timetable.
|4.00 am – 5.30 am||Midnight praise (Tasbeha)|
|5.30 am – 9.00am||Rest|
|9.00 am – 10.00am||3rd, 6th, 9th Hour prayers at church1|
|10.00 am – 11.00am||Breakfast|
|11.00 am – 12.00pm||Light jobs / personal meditation|
|12.00 pm– 1.00pm||Lunch|
|1.00 pm – 5.00pm||Work / personal meditation|
|5.00 pm – 5.30pm||Sunset prayers at church2|
|5.30 pm – 6.30pm||Personal meditation / reading time|
|6.30 pm – 7.30pm||Dinner|
|7.30 pm – 8.30pm||Spiritual time with Abouna|
|8.30 pm – 9.00pm||Supper|
|9.00 pm – 9.30pm||Prayer before sleep at church|
|10.00 pm – 4.00am||Bedtime|
Note: Please make sure you attend all the prayers and benefit spiritually.
1 9.00am – 12.00 pm Holy Liturgy (On Fri, Sat & Sun)
2 5.00 – 6.00pm Vesper prayer (On Sat only)
“But you, when you pray, go to your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” (Matthew 6:6)
The Retreat Moto
“What salt is for any food, humility is for every virtue. To acquire it, a man must always think of himself with contrition, self-belittlement and painful self-judgment. But if we acquire it, it will make us sons of God.” (St. Isaac the Syrian)
Please note that this is a retreat house and not a camp site, so you should behave accordingly. We hope you enjoy your stay at St Shenouda retreat house and that you have gained spiritual benefit.