|What do you do all day?|
We pray morning prayer (Lauds) and evening prayer (Vespers) from the Liturgy of the Hours - Divine Office - together. Daily, we celebrate the Eucharist. Since we primarily staff parishes, Mass is usually celebrated with the parish community. Faithful to the tradition received from our Founder, we spend at least one hour each day in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This prayer forms part of our mission and has priority in the life of each religious.
Dinner is usually taken together in common. Most communities have a cook for many of the meals. Often, we gather prior to the evening meal to share community life and the stories of one's day and ministry.
The vitality of our communities depends to a large extent on regular meetings at which everyone shares his personal joys and difficulties. At our gatherings, we examine the goals and objectives of the community and evaluate our part in achieving them.
The rest of one's own day is filled with the particular ministerial task of the religious. Our religious do many different things, from parish ministry to writing, teaching, chaplaincy, etc., all trying to witness to our Eucharistic life and spirituality.
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