As a contemplative-active community, our Sisters go into the world for ministry while still keeping a contemplative spirit at heart. An important element of this contemplative spirit is the practice of silence. In general, we spend most of our day in "simple silence" which means that the Sisters only talk for reasons of charity or duties. This doesn't mean we walk everywhere like silent zombies with solemn blank faces - anyone who knows us can attest! - but it does mean that we try to save chatter or funny stories for our times of "recreation".