We joyfully choose a way of life that reflects our whole-hearted gift of self to Christ Jesus and strive to live each day in imitation of Our Lady, the ultimate consecrated woman. As we begin each day in prayer, we look to the Woman who pondered all the things concerning Christ in her heart. We follow her about the house at Nazareth as we care for our convent home, and travel with her in her Visitation as we embark on our apostolates. She teaches us to dwell interiorly before our Spouse in the Sacrament of His Love when we cannot physically be in His Presence and she lends us her eyes to see Him each person we encounter, until at last we return to join the community in praising Him.
"My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!”
The Sisters arise at the bell, which signifies the voice of the Beloved, praying, “I will arise and put on Jesus Christ crucified whom my soul loves and in whom my heart rejoices!”
We unite in offering a Eucharistic Holy Hour for Priests. Our Fatima Prayers, period of mental prayer, and Lauds are prayed in a spirit of adoration and reparation before Jesus in the Sacrament of His Love. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass follows our renewal of our total consecration to Jesus through Mary.
Breakfast. As our bodies our nourished, our spirits are nourished by listening to a common reading or edifying recording.
Fortified by prayer and spiritual food, the professed Sisters begin their Apostolates while the Sisters in formation go about their Daily Duties.
The Sisters re-unite in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament to pray our daily Rosary, Angelus, and Examen. This period of prayer is followed by communal lunch with conversation.
After lunch, the Sisters may spend a period of time in quiet prayer, spiritual reading, study, exercise, or hobbies – activities that support and foster her life of union with God.
Class. The purpose of formation is gradual identification with Christ. As a means to this end, the Sisters in formation are instructed in our way of life and spirituality, gradually being introduced to our spirit and the living of the evangelical counsels.
Recreation. Deeply valuing our communal life, we engage in activities which promote unity and foster joy while providing necessary relaxation. We may play games or do hobbies, go on a walk or just enjoy each other’s company.
Chanted Vespers. Renewed and edified by our Sisters, we return to Chapel to thank God for all the many graces of the day. This is followed by a period of spiritual reading, or Lectio Divina.
We pray the Angelus before dinner, accompanied by either spiritual reading or conversation. As we are physically strengthened together, so we are intellectually and spiritually formed together that we might pursue unity through charity and truth through learning.
As the day draws to a close, the Sisters chant the Church’s night prayer. We pray for all who are tempted by sin as darkness covers the world and commend ourselves to the care of Our Loving Lord.
As the evening stillness thickens over the Convent, the Sisters spend the time after Compline in preparation for classes and apostolic endeavors, or quiet prayer, spiritual reading, walking the grounds, and personal duties.
Grand Silence. Concentrating on being alone in communion with Christ Who prayed to the Father alone at night, the Sisters refrain from speaking until silence is broken in the morning. "I to my Beloved and my Beloved to me!"
Lights out. We unite our hearts with that of Our Lady as we ponder in the good things the Lord has done for us this day and retire confident in His protection.