the four pillars

of our charism


1. Prayer

Our lives are consecrated not to do something but to be with Someone.  The most beautiful parts of our day are those four hours that we spend daily with our Lord in prayer.  Each day, we are nourished by the Eucharist in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  We spend an hour in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to allow the Lord to transform us with his real Presence.  Daily Meditation, Thanksgiving after Communion and the Divine Office are also essential parts of our prayer life. 


2. Community life

“…that they may be brought to perfection as one, so that the world may know that you sent me…”  (John 17:23)

The common life together is a very important part of our Charism.  We walk towards God in our journey of holiness not in a solitary manner, but in unity with each other.  We eat our meals, pray and do ministry together and spend time growing and having fun with one another. 


3. Intellectual formation

Our House of Formation is in Rome and the period of formation is at least five years.  As part of our intellectual formation, we study two years of Philosophy and at least three years of Theology at one of the Pontifical Universities in Rome. We also dedicate time to our ongoing formation through personal study.


4. Apostolate

Dedicating ourselves to a full-time apostolate means that our lives are missionary.  We evangelize wherever we go, especially on university campuses.  In the ambit of formation, we give meditations and conferences, we lead retreats, conduct programs for vocational discernment.  Above all, as Jesus encountered the Samaritan woman at the well in a personal manner, a large part of our apostolate is giving spiritual guidance and direction on a one-to-one basis.