Consecrated sisters

Consecration

The sisters of the Community pronounce vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. They commit to a personal and deep intimacy with Jesus Christ their Bridegroom as well as to a love of neighbor, that they may love one another with Christ’s very own love.

Contemplation

The celebration of the Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of each day .Her intimacy with Christ also grows daily with an hour of silent personal prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, the Liturgy of the Hours, Lectio Divina and a devotion to the Virgin Mary expressed through a consecration  and the prayer of the Rosary The sisters also seek to live in an attitude of continual prayer as they listen to the Holy Spirit in all circumstances.

Communion

Contemplation leads to a joyous and luminous fraternal communion and to ”considering others better than ourselves” (Ph.  2:3). The sisters seek to be rooted and to grow in Love. They deepen their relationships and live out communion within their branch at times such as meals and outings. In their relationships, they aim for simplicity, forgetting themselves as they seek the good of others through dialogue, forgiveness, and reconciliation.

The sisters also strive for an authentic fraternal communion with the brothers and the lay members of the Community.

Mission

The sisters’ consecrated life is their first and foremost testimony. Apostolic works have their source in this union with God, and they are rooted in the spirituality of the Beatitudes. These various missions include hospitality, medical mission, compassion ministries, evangelization, catechetics, chaplaincy, and other requests of the local Church. The sisters collaborate with the members of the Brothers’ Branch and the Lay Branch in a spirit of communion and zeal. Each sister offers her respective competencies and gifts, such as leadership, teaching, accounting, cooking, music, etc.

The Religious Habit

Wearing a religious habit is a powerful sign that manifests the sisters’ witness to the world. The habit can have a striking effect and is intended to express  the coming of the Kingdom which the sisters seek to live out and to proclaim. “I renounce the world, its life, its standards; I renounce myself to follow only You, the one Treasure and the only hope of my sojourn here on earth…”

 

 

Stages of Membership

One becomes a member of the Community through steps that vary according to one’s present or eventual state of life. Lay members follow a track that takes at least five years to arrive at lifetime commitments; persons discerning consecrated life have a path that takes at least eight years.

Discerning a Vocation

Would you like to meet the community or even discern a call? Come and see! Come spend a few days in one of our houses to discover the charism of the Community and to take a step towards God’s will for your life.

FIrst, write to the nearest house, explaining your desire to get to know the community and to meet its members. See “Where to find us”.

If you have already stayed with the Community, email us to ask how you might move forward.

 

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