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If possible, the Cloisterites will worship God with the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite (EFLR), based on the 1962 Missal.  Therefore, they will be considered an Ecclesia Dei Traditionalist community.
 
In the early days of the community, the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be used, since it is a simpler prayer than the Divine Office.  According to the Sancta Regula (Latin for "Holy Rule"), the smaller offices will be prayed at the monks' or nuns' worksites.

As previously stated, perpetual adoration and rosary will be practiced.  The nuns or monks with health problems will take the daytime adoration hours; the able-bodied, the nocturnal hours.
 
The question has been raised as to whether or not those on adoration/rosary duty will be permitted to pray their own prayers.  Our question: would perpetual rosary be perpetual if not prayed for the entire hour?
 
The religious will have an additional 30 minutes of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament during the day.  Personal devotions may be used at that time.
 
We do not discourage personal devotions.  In the extern quarters of the monastery, holy cards and other devotional items will be made available, based on the monks' or nuns' personal devotions.
 
Other practices will be holy reading; contemplative prayer; lectio divina; and additional community devotions.
 
Once a month, each monk or nun will have a hermit day.  The entire community will have a hermit day once monthly, also.  A yearly retreat will also be in order for both individual religious and the community, respectively.

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