The Sisters of the Cross have been called by the Lord to contemplative life. They must love God above all things and seek Him through attentive contemplation, solitude and silence, by loving and willing sacrifice, generous penance, and simple humble work. To participate in the interior feelings of Jesus Himself, specially in His redeeming offering, they unite themselves to Him in the Holy Sacrifice of Mass and they adore Him constantly in the Eucharist, imitating the faithfulness of Mary after her Son's Ascension into heaven. (Constitution 6)
A Day in the Life of a Sister of the Cross of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Blessed Conchita taught us that every single task we do during our day is meant to make up a "chain of love" that reaches up to heaven. Each small part of our day, each duty is done in union with Jesus for the salvation of the world.
5:30 am Get up 6:15 am Veni Creator Spiritus and Morning Prayer. 7:00 am Mass. 7:45 am Silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. 8:30 am Breakfast. At this time, sisters start taking half hour turns throughout the entire day praying before the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel. 9:00 am Working time 12:15 pm Sexta (Liturgy of the Hours) 12:30 pm Lunch (one sister remains in the Chapel) 1:00 pm Community working time: washing dishes, cleaning the kitchen. 1:30 pm Community recreation time 2:00 pm Free time 3:00 - 6:00 pm Work, Spiritual Reading, Study, Turn of adoration. 6:00 pm Rosary at the Chapel 6:30 pm Evening Prayer 7:00 pm Dinner (one sister remains in the Chapel) 7:30 pm Community working time: washing dishes, cleaning the kitchen 7:50 pm Community recreation time 8:30 Night prayers and Compline 8:50 Retiring, Great Silence. Night Adoration starts: Throughout the night each sister will pray for one hour before the Blessed Sacrament.