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Consecrated Life

Consecrated life means to have one heart, one soul and one will with Jesus!

By our profession of the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, we offer God our heart and affections, our personal talents and gifts, our possessions and our will – all that we are and have – for his glory and the salvation of souls.

Our fourth vow of hospitality brings our religious consecration into the concrete realities of everyday life. It gives a spiritual value to the many activities of our day, and enables us to communicate God’s compassion and merciful love to the elderly.

We wear our religious habit as a reminder to ourselves that we belong totally to God, and as a public witness of our consecration, of Gospel poverty and of God’s presence in the world.

Our crucifix, worn under our habit, bears the words of Jesus in Saint Matthew’s Gospel: “I am gentle and humble of heart.” This expresses the spirituality of our foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan.