To serve the People of God in a spirit of heartfelt simplicity.
The purpose for which our Congregation was founded is the sanctification of its members and service to others.
The spirit of simplicity shown by loving-submission, charity, and mortification is the distinctive spirit which permeates our lives and all that we do as we strive to fulfill the mission entrusted to us by the Church.
And You are Christ's ~ Father Dubay, S.M.
The Eucharist binds us as one in the service of love. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Benediction and fervent adoration of the Blessed Sacrament all remind us of God’s great love. Our time spent in intense prayer deepens our relationship with our Spouse.
Silent Adoration of Jesus
Pray as you would like - with music or silently
Complete Liturgy of the Hours
Meditation and Lectio Divina
Visit to the Blessed Sacrament
Particular and General Examination of Conscience
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 annual eight-day silent retreat
A monthly silent day of prayer and recollection
Personal daily prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
Attending spiritual conferences throughout the year
Stations of the Cross, loving sacrifices and personal devotions
Participation in programs and courses that foster on-going spiritual growth and holiness
Devotion to Mary
We have a special devotion to the Virgin Mary under her many titles, especially that of Mary, Mother of the Church. Our devotion to Mary is one of unbounded confidence, childlike trust, and tender love for so magnificent a Mother. It is especially in Mary, Mother of the Church that we begin to understand our call to the consecrated life more fully. In all that we do, we go to Jesus through Mary.
The spirit of simplicity shown by loving obedience, charity and self-sacrifice is the distinctive spirit which permeates our lives and all that we do as we strive to fulfill the mission entrusted to us by the Church.
Saint Vincent de Paul
The founder of our Congregation, Bishop John Zwijsen, was inspired by the spirituality of Saint Vincent. We see St. Vincent de Paul as an inspiring example of evangelical service. We are called to live and work in his spirit. Commitment to the poor was the road St. Vincent de Paul followed. He states: in the poor you find God.
Pacis Animae Votive Shrine
Each of the Candle Chapels within this Votive Shrine is dedicated to a particular Patron Saint. There are so many things that weigh heavily on hearts today. It is our sincere hope that as you call upon the intercession of some of our dearest friends, the Saints, and prayerfully light your candle, that you truly will find
Pacis Animae ~ Peace of Soul…
Holding you in Prayer,
Your Sisters of Charity