Prayer is the work to
which the Sisters are especially called and for which other work and
careers have been given up.
Prayer is essentially an
inner journey with the Holy Spirit as guide, a journey which
requires a degree of solitude and silence and so involves a real
need to come apart. The whole of life should become prayer but there
remains a need for set times of prayer, both individual and
communal, which include the daily Eucharist and the Divine Office.
More about Prayer
As a relationship with
God, prayer - like any other relationship - is a two-way thing. If a
relationship is to come to any depth, one must open one's heart, or
inner self, to the other. How can we reach that inner self? By
making time to cultivate an inner silence. We know we have been in
the presence of God when we have been in this mysterious,
unidentifiable silence by the effect it has on us. It does not just
affect our set times of prayer but permeates our whole life. Because
God is working in us it expands our whole vision of life, if we can
but keep our hearts and minds open to the Spirit breathing within
Our love and concern
seem to open the way for God's energy to flow in the world,
expanding God's being in every situation we open to Him.