Adoration

Adoration

“Couldn’t you watch with me even one hour? Matt. 24: 40

Common Meal

Common Meal

Just as we share together in the Eucharistic Bread, we also partake of our bodily food as a sign of sisterly communion.

Manual Labor

Manual Labor

He who labors as he prays lifts his heart to God with his hands. By St. Benedict of Nursia

Work

Work

Work is the ultimate form of self-expression

Recreation

Recreation

We must be wise taskmasters and not require of ourselves what we cannot possibly perform. Recreation we must have. Otherwise, the strings of our soul, wound up to an unnatural tension, will break

 

Community Life

The Dominican vision of contemplation is not an isolated activity but something exercised in community, for as God said to St Catherine of Siena, “I preferred to give different gifts to different people, so that they would all need each other.” And as our Pope insists “we cannot face future in isolation.”


By our way of life, we press forward, to that perfect love of God and neighbor. Following our Lord and Savior of all, Jesus; who offered himself completely for our salvation, we spend ourselves totally for the salvation of souls.

We observe some elements which

are fundamental to us. Most of them were drawn from monastic tradition while others were engineered by St. Dominic to the first nuns in prouilhe.  Among them are; prayer, study, common life, evangelical counsels, work, silence, cell among others.

But prayer always remains “a surge of the heart, it is a simple look toward heaven, it is a cry of thanksgiving and love from the depths of suffering or joy” St Therese of Lisieux

The fraternal life of nuns is a God’s gift, a frail gift that is not granted forever but has to be received, “to day”, and every day. It is a space of calmness, love freedom … It is a way to grow in humility and truth, to receive forgiveness both from God and from one’s sisters, to learn how to love and to endure, and to live according to the gospel in all manners of ways. Is a place both of struggle and joy that allows to test in ordinary daily life, a truly God-centered life. It is a common sharing of everything: wealth, gifts, limits and weakness of each other, and labor and homework. “… Neither said any of them that aught of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common” Acts 4, 32.

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