The IFSB does not have a Rule that obligates one to a set structure of daily prayers, obligatory reading, or times set aside for meditation and prayer. There are several reasons for this. One is that many members are professed religious from other monastic orders, or priests, or members of Third Orders, who already follow a daily observance.
For those who are not following a daily horarium, as the monks and nuns call their daily schedule, the following examples are offered.
Another reason is that we are not living in community, where a regimen is necessary. We all have our own schedules based on exterior obligations. Thus, one can design their own horarium using Carthusian oriented as well as other prayers and readings.
"STAND IN AWE AND SIN NOT: COMMUNE WITH YOUR OWN HEART UPON YOUR BED AND BE STILL." SELAH PSALM 4: 4
It is prudent for members to read the CARTHUSIAN STATUTES, and adapt their lifes to them, much like Benedictine Oblates follow the Rule of St. Benedict.
For those who are able to follow very closely the horarium of the Carthusian monks and nuns, see the CARTHUSIAN HORARIUM . Unfortuately, some of the specific prayers and readings said by the Carthusians during certain times of the day are not currently available.
Highly recommended is the NOVICE CONFERENCES series. These books are transcripts of conferences given by the Novice Master to new monks.
NOTE: UNDER CONSTRUCTION. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED TO THIS PAGE IN THE FUTURE
One of our members, Craig Newcomer, has produced an extension of the CARTHUSIAN PSALTER that now can be followed online. Using the King James Version, he has included the text of the Psalms listed in the Psalter, so one can now use this online resource to pray these Psalms as our Carthusian brothers and sisters do.