Life of Union with God
We consider prayer in all its aspects, which are numerous, as a means par excellence to acquire the oil of the Spirit in an exchange of 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 continual prayer according to the Eastern Christian‘ tradition (prayer of the heart) and by faithfully following the carmelite tradition of contemplative prayer.
Quiet contemplative prayer is of essential importance in our lives. We believe that leading a contemplative life allows us to attain to the beatitude of those who see God and become progressively more like Him, thus confirming the words of Saint John : « When Jesus will appear, we know we shall be like him for we shall see Him as he is. » (1 Jn 3,2)
It is this heart to heart relationship with God from which all fruitfulness flows. In effect, this contemplative life leads us to an openness, both at a personal and community level, to the action of the Holy Spirit. We are called to surrender more and more to the Spirit, both personally and at a community level and thus to become collaborators of the Holy Spirit.
« Contemplation is but a secret, peaceful and loving inflow of God, if you give it space, it sets man on fire with the spirit of love. » (Saint John of the Cross)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
We take turns, each day, spending a time of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, the sun of Love. As we persevere in this quiet prayer we shall enter into a ‘letting go’ of our works and penetrate into the gaze of the One who IS.
Rumination on the Word
The words of Holy Scripture will fill us with delight. Through Lectio Divina, a contemplative and prayerful reading of the Word of God, we learn to study in depth and perseverance the Scriptures, to keep them in our hearts and thus to be conformed to the wisdom of God who confounds the mighty and lifts up the lowly. Following the example of the Virgin Mary, daughter of Israel, we shall keep those words, day and night, in our hearts and, following in the footsteps of the chosen People, we will draw from the tradition of the Fathers the treasures to be found in the Word.