We are a contemplative active community founded in the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois on October 2, 2006, the Feast of the Guardian Angels. We strive to live our charism of trusting God in profound humility and joy according to the example of John the Baptist and with Franciscan simplicity. We live a strong and joyful community life rooted in the celebration of the Eucharist from which we draw strength for our apostolate and a life of sacrifice. Daily we pray the Divine Office in common as well as the Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and other prayers. Our life balances prayer, work and recreation. We serve our brothers and sisters according to the needs of the Church in the fields of healthcare, diocesan ministries and parish apostolate with plans for teaching. An indispensable part of our consecrated life is dedication to prayer and support of priests and seminarians.