"Inspired by the example of our Blessed Mother and united with her spirit, a deep life of personal, communal and liturgical prayer animates and sustains our consecrated lives."
- MSSR Constitutions -
"...They found the Child with Mary his Mother and falling down, they adored him. And opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold, frankincense, and myrrh. ...They went back another way..." - Matthew 2
O Great Saint Joseph
O Great Saint Joseph, you were completely obedient to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Obtain for me the grace to know the state of life that God in His providence has chosen for me. Since my happiness on earth, and perhaps even my final happiness in heaven, depends on this choice, let me not be deceived in making it. Obtain for me the light to know God's Will, to carry it out faithfully, and to choose the vocation which will lead me to a happy eternity. Amen.
Our charism statement begins, "In union with Mary...," and this Marian relationship shapes and characterizes our lives of consecration.
"Let us pray to Holy Mary for our Sister on her feast. Let us ask our loving Mother, grace and blessing to increase, that our Sister may grow closer to the Heart of Christ our King, and her holy Patron guide her, ever by the Cross to cling..." - MSSR Feastday Song
O Most High and Glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me, Lord, a correct faith, a certain hope, a perfect charity, sense and knowledge, so that I may carry out your holy and true command. - St. Francis of Assisi
Let my prayer rise before you like incense, and the lifting of my hands like an evening offering...
Deeply part of our life is the daily chanting of the Liturgy of the Hours, or "Divine Office". Etymologically connected to the Latin word for work, "Office" refers to the performance of a task, a duty.