Life of Union with God
Prayer is means to acquire the anointing of the Spirit in friendship with the Father. Our spirituality is marked both by what is new and what is old, expressing a renewal of Tradition by the breath of the Holy Spirit.
Our friendship with God is nourished by unceasing prayer according to the Eastern Christian tradition and by faithfully following the Carmelite tradition of contemplative prayer.
Quiet contemplative prayer is essential to our lives. We believe that leading a contemplative life allows us to adhere to the beatitude of those who see God and become progressively more like Him, thus confirming the words of St. John: “When Jesus appears, we know we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is.” (1 John 3:2)
This heart to heart relationship with God bears fruit. Contemplative life leads us to an openness, both at a personal and communal level, to the action of the Holy Spirit. We are called to surrender with increasing abandon and to become collaborators with the Holy Spirit.
“Contemplation is but a secret, peaceful, and loving flow of God. If you give it space, it sets man on fire with the spirit of love.” St. John of the Cross
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
We take turns each day in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Sun of Love. As we persevere in this quiet prayer, we let go of our works and allow the gaze of the One Who Is to penetrate us.
The words of Holy Scripture fill us with delight. Through Lectio Divina, a contemplative and prayerful reading of the Word of God, we scrutinize Scriptures, we seek to keep them in our hearts and thus be conformed to the wisdom of God, which confounds the mighty and lifts up the lowly. Following the example of the Virgin Mary, daughter of Israel, we keep those words, day and night, in our hearts. Tracing the footsteps of the Chosen People and aided by the Pastors and Fathers of the Church, we draw from Tradition the treasures of the Word.