Prayer

"We can never appreciate sufficiently the grace of belonging to a congregation whose particular aim is perpetual adoration."
~ Blessed Maria Theresia

 

Perpetual Adoration

We adore Jesus present in the Eucharist through daily participation in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Eucharistic Adoration.

 

Marian Devotion

Our community is consecrated to the Blessed Mother. We entrust ourselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary through daily Rosary and prayers.

 

Franciscan Spirit

Our prayer is inspired by St. Francis' love for Jesus Christ in His Incarnation and Passion through meditation on these holy mysteries.

 

Ecclesial Fidelity

We pray the Liturgy of the Hours in common and in union with the Church. Our love for the Church flows out in prayer for priests.

 

We foster in a special way the continuous Adoration of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament as a sign of our surrender, in thanksgiving, in atonement for sin, and in intercession for the needs of the Church, for our congregation and for the world.

 

We strive to direct ourselves completely toward Christ, so that we do not live for self, but rather love and serve Him in others.

 

Through our active participation in the Eucharistic celebration, we meet the Lord in Word and Sacrament. The Eucharistic Sacrifice is the center of our life; it strengthens and deepens our unity and forms us into a community renewed by Christ.

 

Sisters through age or illness share in the good works of the community in a significant way through prayer and suffering and obtain God's blessing for many.

 

Reading and meditating on the Word of God assume a prominent place in our lives.

 

“Through prayer and contemplation we are united ever more intimately with God, and through God's grace even the most difficult tasks in His service become easy and pleasing for us."
~ Blessed Maria Theresia

 

The Liturgy of the Hours is our foremost prayer. We realize that we are religious in the same measure that we are women of prayer. Blessed Maria Theresia reminds us:

 

"As we pray so will we live, and our lives will be like our prayer."

 

The Franciscan devotion to the Way of the Cross is of special importance to us, for in it we meditate upon the entire life of our Lord, especially its climax, His death and resurrection, in order to gain strength for the difficulties of our own life.

 

Like St. Francis we venerate Mary, the Mother of our Lord, as our Lady and Queen, place ourselves under her protection, and follow her example. In the recitation of the Rosary we meditate on the chief mysteries of our faith.