A typical day
Personal prayer time
5h - Matins, followed by services of the Orthodox liturgical calendar
8h - Monastery work
9h - Opening of the Athos Agora shop (Terrasson-Lavilledieu) 5/7 days.
11h45 - Terce and Sext services
12h15 - Lunch
13h - Resumption of work
17h30 - Closing the shop
18h - None and Vesper services
19h15 - Snack
20h30 - Personal prayer time
The sisters maintain two plots where walnuts of a respectable age are planted. They produce about two tons of Horn and franquette, a variety of large nuts grown in Périgord. These nuts are then dried, shelled then sold as whole kernels or processed by the monastery into nut cream and other delicacies.
The sisters also harvest figs from two huge fig trees. Cooked in the traditional and former way, in small quantities in copper basins, they are processed into jam. The monastery produces and sells about 6,000 pots of nut cream and 4000 jam jars under the Monastic label.