Suggested Questions

These questions are meant to be a resource, but don’t feel limited to what is listed here. Always feel free to bring up additional questions and topics to your mentor and critical friend. Your mentor will also have a list of suggested topics to discuss with you.

Questions for Your Mentor

  • What kind of monastic practices, if any, does your community use? Did it take you a long time to adjust to them?

  • What does the liturgy of the hours mean to you?

  • What do you enjoy most about praying the liturgy of the hours?

  • What is your community’s horarium like?

  • Did you get a new name? How was your name chosen? What does your name mean?

  • Do you have any stories about wearing the habit?

  • How does your community balance contemplation and action?


Questions for Your Critical Friend

  • Was there anything that really stood out to you from the workshop?

  • Have you prayed the liturgy hours before?

  • Which of these practices sounded attractive to you? Were there any you could see yourself living out in the future?