St. Francis encourages his followers to pray always:
“Everywhere and in each place, and in every season and each day, the brothers and sisters are to have a true and humble faith. From the depths of their inner life let them love, honor, adore, serve, praise, bless and glorify our most high and eternal God who is Father and Son and Holy Spirit. With all that they are, let them adore God because “we should pray always and not lose heart” (Lk 18 :1); this is what God desires. In this same spirit let them also celebrate the Liturgy of the Hours in union with the whole Church.” (Franciscan Rule No 9)
Our consecrated life which combines contemplation with active apostolate is centered in the celebration of the Eucharist. The rhythm of our prayer life combines chanting of Divine Office, vocal prayer, silent meditation, reading of the Sacred Scripture and time for personal prayer.
Inspired by Ven. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen we make a daily Eucharistic Holy Hour for priests and seminarians.
In order to faithfully live out our charism, we pay particular honor to Christ revealed in the mystery of Divine Mercy which St. John Paul II called “the beacon of hope for the third millennium”. Daily we pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for the dying and the souls in purgatory.
We are placed under the protection of Mary, Mother of the Church. We learn from her how to discover the signs of God’s will and to recognize the inspirations of the Holy Spirit.
With special devotion we honor John the Baptist, St. Joseph, St. Francis of Assisi and our Guardian Angels.