Living a traditional religious life through total consecration to the
Immaculate Heart of Mary. Promoting the reign of Jesus Christ in all things.
Devotion to the Blessed Eucharist
Our religious life is centered on Jesus in the Blessed Eucharist, as He abides in real presence in the tabernacle. It is only through the Eucharist that mankind can be united as Jesus willed it, “That they all may be one, as You, Father, in Me, and I in You” (Jn. 17:21). This transcendent unity with our neighbor is the goal towards which we labor, as we work to establish that unity of Faith which is its necessary prerequisite.
Devotion to the Mystery of the Incarnation
The Catholic Faith is based on the doctrine of the Incarnation, that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity “for our salvation came down from heaven, was made flesh by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary and was made man” (Nicene Creed). The mystery of the Incarnation is now the signature of of God’s dealings with man. Everything in the true Faith comes to us in visible, tangible, flesh-and-blood terms. Authentic Christianity is incarnational.
Devotion to Our Lady
We consecrate our lives to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the devotion of slavery taught by Saint Louis Marie de Montfort. The most holy Virgin is “the perfect means which Jesus Christ has chosen whereby to unite Himself to us, and us to Him” (de Montfort, Saint Louis Marie, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, 125). With childlike confidence, we confide to Our Lady’s maternal heart all our cares, both temporal and spiritual.
The irreconcilable enmity between Lucifer and the Blessed Virgin Mary, and between his seed and her seed, was established by God Himself. It is this great spiritual war in which we are enlisted, and our sole hope of victory lies in remaining united to Mary who, God promised, will crush the head of the devil with her heel (Gen. 3:15).
Love for the Church
Our charism inspires in us a deep love of the Church, to whose infallible teachings we submit the complete obedience of our intellect and to whose authority we yield the entire submission of our will. “One cannot love Christ without loving the Church which Christ loves” (Pope Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, 16). We endeavor to bring as many souls as possible into the one ark of salvation, knowing that “one cannot have God for his Father, if he does not have the Church for his Mother” (St. Cyprian, De Unitate, 6, 8).
We have a special love for Christ’s Vicar, our Holy Father the Pope, the infallible guardian of the sacred deposit of Faith, the sole keeper of the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Love of Sacred Scripture and Scholarship
“Unless we ‘become as little children,’ we shall never learn anything that God intended to reveal to us in the Gospel....The Holy Gospels are a breviary and a compendium of all theology. Their subject is God Himself, as God and Man....The Gospels are God speaking to us in His own voice. (Fr. Leonard Feeney, MICM, Mother of God, pp. 64-66).
Simplicity is in no way opposed to scholarship. Indeed the Doctors of the Church were outstanding for the simplicity and clarity with which they expounded the truths of the Catholic Faith.
The primary reason we labor to increase our knowledge of the Faith is to grow in personal holiness. We cannot love what we do not know. Love compels us to learn more about God so that we may love Him more and achieve a closer union with Him and communicate His Love to others. We must be able to transmit the message of salvation in simple, clear, concrete language. This necessitates a thorough knowledge of Catholic doctrine and philosophy.
Devotion to the Saints
The saints are our older brothers and sisters in Christ, who are now one with God. They are solicitous to help us attain the vision of God they now enjoy. We rely on their intercession and need the encouragement of their example today. They are the Church’s outstanding witnesses to the existence of the Kingdom that “is not of this world” (Jn. 18:36) and the constant reminders that we are all called to be saints.