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Sisters of Charity
Prayer
Sisters of Charity

Prayer


K
eenly aware that union with God thrives in an atmosphere of silence and recollection, we make every effort to create within our convents that internal and external quiet which expresses to others the tangible presence of God.

In them burns a unique thirst for love that can only be quenched by the Eternal One alone. ~ Pope Benedict XVI

The Eucharist binds the us as one in the service of love.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, daily visits to and weekly benedictions of the Blessed Sacrament and adoration all remind us of God’s great love. In particular our daily visits to the Blessed Sacrament and adoration are opportunities to deepen our relationship with our Spouse.

 

 

 

Daily prayers include:

  • Holy Mass - The celebration of the Holy Eucharist is the focal point of our day.
  • Liturgy of the Hours - We gather as a community to sanctify our day by praying the official prayer of the Church.  On Sundays the Liturgy of the Hours is chanted.
  • Meditation - During this prayer we experience that quiet inner listening to God and His divine inspirations. We set aside a half hour each morning devoted to meditation and contemplation.
  • Visit to the Blessed Sacrament – We have the privilege to spend time in love and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Spiritual reading – We spend at least fifteen minutes a day reading and reflecting on spiritual writings, especially the Sacred Scriptures.
  • Particular and general examination of conscience - The particular and general examination of conscience direct our lives toward virtue and assist us in recognizing and eradicating all that is not of God.
  • Rosary - We continually foster true devotion to Mary through the prayer of the rosary.

 

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Other Spiritual Exercises:

  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday
  • Forty Hours Devotion during the Christmas Season (exposition of the Blessed Sacrament)
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during evening prayers
  • An eight-day spiritual retreat once a year
  • A day of recollection once a month
  • Attending spiritual conferences throughout the year
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Personal devotions
  • Participation in programs and courses that foster on-going spiritual growth and holiness