Liturgical Prayer is the breath of the Church. Through the holy sacrifice of the Mass and the rhythm of the hours the Church draws her life-breath from the praises of God. She joins all creation in glorifying our maker through the cycles of morning, noon, and night. She follows the seasons of Jesus’ life; his journey to the cross through suffering, death, and resurrection. As brothers we bind our life to this great and living tradition of prayer and sacrament. We rise before dawn to pray the Psalms, following the newest compilation of the Liturgy of the Hours. We gather again in the evening to offer the Lord the fruits of our day. Our horarium (prayer schedule) allows flexibility for our active apostolates, but our commitment to prayer is firm.
Mass is the Great Banquet of the Christian Life. Our life flows out from and returns to the sacrifice of the altar. We share together daily in this Pascal Feast. Religious life is a witness to this reality: Our Lord, sacrificed now and forever, brings us salvation by adopting our lowly state.
After Mass we make Adoration a regular part of our spiritual life. As Psalm 34 says, "Taste and see that the Lord is good." In the Presence of Jesus our All-Sufficiency we have tasted, we have seen. The Eucharist remains the heart of all spirituality and the ultimate sign of God’s love for us. We contemplate Christ in the His Sacrament before going out to serve Him in His people.
“The Church draws her life from the Eucharist. This truth does not simply express a daily experience of faith, but recapitulates the heart of the mystery of the Church. In a variety of ways she joyfully experiences the constant fulfillment of the promise: 'Lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.'” Ecclesia de Eucharistia, St. John Paul II