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Another way of understanding how monastic life is lived at Bose is by looking at a day in the life of the community.
As a way of living concretely the centrality of the Word of God, each brother and sister is invited to wake up at 4:30 and to dedicate at least an hour to personal lectio divina (prayerful reading of Scripture) on a passage of the Bible chosen by the community: this agreement on the passage chosen expresses the conviction that listening to the Word is the only authentic source of communion.
At 6:00 there is the first of the three daily community prayers. This morning prayer, based like much of the liturgy at Bose on the Latin tradition, is structured as follows: an opening hymn, the singing of Psalms (the entire Psalter is sung during the course of two weeks), a moment of intercession and prayer, an Old Testament reading (the Old Testament is read in its entirety over the course of three years), and a Gospel reading (the four Gospels are read over the course of a year).