The Vowed Life

 

In response to God’s call, each sister makes a life-long gift of herself to Jesus Christ and to the church by profession of public vows of celibacy, poverty and obedience. Living a simple lifestyle in community, we support, challenge, and inspire one another to a life of prayer nourished by solitude and silence.  [from Constitutions, chap. 1 “Identity”, art. 5,6]

“…as if holding your heart in your hands, present to God a whole-offering and holocaust of all that you are…do not reserve anything for yourself but the sole desire to please God and to love God at any cost.”

— Letter of Mother Thérèse Chevrel, June 13, 1853.