The Eucharist is the center of our lives. Like our Blessed Mother, who conceived Jesus beneath her heart at the Annunciation and immediately “went in haste to the hill country” (Lk 1:39) to serve her pregnant cousin Elizabeth, we receive Jesus in the Eucharist before we begin our work on behalf of vulnerable human life.
We live a spirituality of vulnerable love. Our faith in His Presence in the Eucharist helps us to discern His presence in every human life, especially when that life is vulnerable, silent, hidden or diminished in any way. We seek to be in union with Him, becoming as vulnerable as Christ in the manger, on the Cross, and in the Eucharist, and as vulnerable as the child in the womb.
All of our common prayer is prayed before the Blessed Sacrament. We spend four hours each day in prayer, including a daily, common Eucharistic Holy Hour, the Rosary, periods of meditation, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and the Liturgy of the Hours. We also spend time each day in spiritual reading. All the convents reserve one day a week and one Sunday a month as prayer days spent in silence with extended hours of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
We look to our Blessed Mother as our model of self-giving, joy-filled love, our hope of promises fulfilled, and the mother of our souls. She is always there for us, leading us, without fear, deeper into the heart of Jesus.