OUR CHARISM & SPIRIT

As a former Anglo-Catholic Community, we treasure the opportunity to share with other Catholics the riches of our Anglican Patrimony by bringing the best of that tradition into full communion with the Holy See, in complete loyalty to the Holy Father and in faithful adherence to the Magisterium of the Church.

(Constitutions, Article 6)

Our Charism: Prayer is the heart of the contemplative attitude of our charism, and we hold our life of prayer to be of the greatest importance to our growth in faith, hope and love.

With gratitude toward God and with a gentle humility toward our Sisters in our common life, we pass along the mercy, joy and forgiveness we have received as the beloved of Christ, through acts of hospitality in its various forms, and through practical expressions of concern for the spiritual and material needs of all.  (cf. Constitutions, Article 5)

Our life is lived in a spirit of the Beatitudes manifested in:

   • humility, the foundation of the spiritual life

   • prayer

   • gentleness

   • charity

We do this by:

   • personal witness to the Truth

   • teaching the interior life of prayer

   • being peacemakers

   • creating sacred space where others can be renewed by Jesus Christ

   • following the path which leads to reunion of Christians

   • encouraging other people to follow the same path

Our apostolate is that of:

   • being called by God to lead a life of openness to the Holy Spirit

   • freedom to be called from one work to another

   • serving His people according to His direction

   • offering support to those with spiritual and physical needs by means of our corporate and individual intercessory prayers, as well as by corporal acts of mercy

Our Spirit: The spirit of the All Saints Sisters is in essence a spirit of prayer, which is fostered by the daily Eucharist, our times of personal prayer, and the communal recitation of the Divine Office.

The spirit of our life is an aim for true holiness by means of the Evangelical Counsels: Chastity, Poverty, and Obedience

We invite others to join us for the Eucharist and for the Liturgy of the Hours and offer them spiritual guidance and retreats. We share our Chapel, Priory and grounds in a spirit of hospitality that the light of Christ may shine to His glory and the healing of our wounded world.

Our foremost mission is to “press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us” (Phil 3:12-14).