Peter's Abbey in Muenster, Saskatchewan, Canada is home to 16
Benedictine monks. This includes eleven priests, four brothers, and one junior,
who is presently in Rome studying for the priesthood. The abbot
of St. Peter's is Peter Novecosky.
We follow the monastic rule of St. Benedict. He wrote a rule for
Christian life known for its balance and moderation; this life provides
a balance between prayer, work and study.
Traditionally the monastic life has stressed the
primacy of the worship of God. The monastic community gathers four
times a day for monastic prayer. The first prayer begins at 6:20 a.m.
with Lauds and the last prayer begins at 7:30 in the evening with
The daily schedule of the monastery is:
6:20 Lauds chanted
7:00 Mass, breakfast and lectio divina
9:00 Morning work
12:00 Noon prayer and dinner
1:15 Afternoon work
5:35 Vespers chanted
6:00 Supper and recreation
7:30 Vigils and quiet time
Sunday Mass is at 10:00.