Spirituality

OUR SPIRITUALITY IS MARKED BY THE MYSTERY OF THE INCARNATION, IN WHICH THE MYSTERY OF MAN TRULY BECOMES CLEAR (gaudium et spes, 22)

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We especially live the four aspects of the Incarnation:

  • Its origins: the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is the active principle of the Incarnation, so we must seek first His glory in everything and do His will.
  • The two natures: the Divine Word (Jesus Christ) assumed a second human nature and lived as a man without sin. Therefore, we must live as Christ lived; in humility, poverty, chastity, obedience, sacrifice, self-denial and merciful love, assuming, as Christ, all that is human except sin, error, lies and evil. So we must “Abstain from every form of evil” (1 Thes, 5-22).
  • The union of the two natures: Christ, true God and true man, was a single person in two natures. We profess that the Word became flesh (Jn 1, 14) and He is the mediator between God and men (1 Tm, 2-5). The supremacy of Christ must be visible in our devotion to the Incarnation, to His Passion and to the “Three White Things”:
    • the Eucharist, prolonging the Incarnation in the species of bread and wine by the action of Catholic priesthood;
    • the Virgin Mary, who accepted to become the mother of the Incarnate Word
    • and the Pope, the minister of Christ in the world.
  • Its purpose: God came into the world to reveal Himself and bring every man to his fulfilment, so we work for man’s complete well-being by showing him his dignity, his freedom and his rights to achieve our final purpose: the eternal salvation of the soul.

Life of Prayer

Our community is based on an intense spiritual life with two principal elements: the Holy Mass and the Eucharistic Adoration.
  • The Holy Mass is the centre of our life, since in It “Christ, the Eternal Priest, continues his redemptive sacrifice throughout the altars worldwide, so that the effects of his Passion may reach all people in all times”(Constitutions, 137). “The liturgy is the peak toward which the activity of the Church is directed, as well as the source from which all Her power flows” (Sacrosantum Concilium, 10). We try to celebrate the Holy Mass as perfectly as possible, following the rules of the Liturgical Books and the norms issued by the Church.
  • The Eucharistic Adoration is a moment of personal prayer and meditation in front of Christ, who is present in the Eucharist. It is an act of Faith, since we adore Christ hidden in the Sacrament; it is an exercise of Hope, because the Adoration is a “taste of Heaven”, anticipating the total vision of God in Paradise; it is an act of Love since, according to the first commandment, we adore our Lord with our whole mind, heart, soul and being.
  • The Liturgy of the Hours is normally prayed in community. The “Liturgy” is the common prayer of the Universal Church, and must be celebrated with the conviction that he who prays it is “standing in front of God’s throne in the name of the Church” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 85).
  • The Rosary is a contemplation of Christ’s life through the eyes of His Mother, Mary. St. Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort said: “I don’t have a better secret to know if a person belongs to God than seeing if he likes praying the Hail Mary and the Rosary.” The Rosary, along with the prayer of the Angelus (a memory of the event of the Incarnation), are means to live our consecration to the Virgin Mary.