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By virtue of our Baptism, we are immersed in the life of the Trinity. Our Oblation calls us to participate more intimately in the life of communion of the Father with the Son in the Holy Spirit.1Good Retouch Nuns PhotoEdit

Community is both the fruit and the condition of our union with Christ, and it finds daily nourishment in the assimilation of the Word of God and in the Eucharist.  In the Eucharist we all truly partake of the same Bread; we are invited to intimacy with Christ, and are enabled to experience loving communion with our Sisters.  As there is one bread, we, though many, are one body in Christ, and members of one another.

Since we are called to live in loving community, the work of evangelizing begins first among ourselves, as we encourage each other to greater fidelity in our self-offering to Christ.  Our lives, then, will render more credible the joyful tidings we bring to our sisters and brothers.

As we strengthen the bond that united us to God through personal and communal prayer, we come to understand more clearly the meaning of our being together: Christ living within us reveals himself and becomes the sustaining leaven of growth in our love for one another. 

We know and believe that as God loves us, so must we love one another.  We must live, then, with compassion and goodness, humility, gentleness and patience, bearing one another’s burdens, quick to forgive as the Lord forgives us.  Living in joy and mutual acceptance, we may be sure that Christ’s gift of peace will always be with us.

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