Prayer, our personal and communal union with the Father, in Christ, through the Holy Spirit, is the living center of our life.
We pray together in different ways throughout the day:
As well as those times of community prayer, we hold the remembrance of God in our hearts and minds throughout the day, and seek him in the secret of our personal prayer. The monastic observances of silence and the enclosure help us to achieve this.
"The whole life of the sisters is harmoniously ordered to preserving the continual remembrance of God. By the celebration of the Eucharist and the Divine Office, by reading and meditating on the Sacred Scriptures, by private prayer, and by study, they should strive to have the same mind as Christ Jesus. Let them earnestly seek the face of the Lord and never cease making intercession with the God of our salvation that all men and women might be saved. They should give thanks to God the Father who has called them out of darkness into His wonderful light. Let Christ, who was fastened to the cross for all, be fast-knit to their hearts."
Constitutions of the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph, 57.II
In the liturgy the mystery of salvation is present and at work, especially in the Eucharist, in which Christ is received, the memory of His passion is recalled, the soul is filled with grace and a pledge of future glory is given. Appointed for the work of divine praise, the sisters, in union with Christ, glorify God for the eternal purpose of His will and the marvellous dispensation of grace. They intercede with the Father of mercies for the universal Church as well as for the needs of and salvation of the whole world. This joyful celebration joins the pilgrim Church to the Church in glory. Hence the solemn celebration of the liturgy is the heart of our whole life and a chief source of its unity.
Constitutions of the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph, 58.
Times of Prayer:
On Sunday, times are slightly changed:
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