The Pontifical Institute of the Religious Teachers Filippini
is an Institute of consecrated life dedicated to the works of the Christian Apostolate. 

Faithful to the original inspiration of our Founders, St. Lucy Filippini and Cardinal Mark Anthony Barbarigo,
we continue to regard the ministry of the Christian education of youth and of adults, especially women, as our principal duty. 


"The charism communicated by the Holy Spirit to our Founders calls us to live the evangelical counsels “not by obligation of vows, but through desire of perfection.”  To attain this perfection of charity, we consecrate our lives totally to God in Christ by our Oblation, which is a sacred bond, and we commit ourselves before God and the Institute to live in chastity, poverty, and obedience according to our Constitutions and Rules."

The Consecrated Life deeply rooted in the example and teaching of Christ the Lord, is a gift of God the Father to his Church through the Holy Spirit. By her Perpetual Oblation the Religious Teacher professes the Evangelical Counsels and gives witness to Jesus —the chaste, poor and obedient one — "visible" in the midst of the world.

Consecration makes us persons who God calls in spousal love and we give ourselves body, mind and spirit to God without conditions. It makes us “living memories of Jesus’ way of being and acting,” of his obedience, poverty and chastity. It transforms us into signs of God’s love for humanity. This is what we offer as religious.

Reflections on the Consecrated Life

Sister Elaine Bebyn, novice formator, gives insight into her own consecration as well as advice for those considering consecrated life.


Interview with Sr. Shirlee Tremont




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