Withdrawn from things
external in the intimacy of her being, purifying her
heart and mind by an ardent journey of prayer, of
renunciation, of fraternal life, of listening to the
word of God, and exercise of the theological virtues,
the nun is called to converse with the Divine
Bridegroom, meditating upon his law day and night so as
to receive as gift the Wisdom of the Word and to become
one with him, under the impulse of the Holy Spirit.
As cloistered contemplatives
we cherish our monastic heritage and our role in the
very heart of the Church. Our lives are consecrated to
God in liturgical worship, Eucharistic adoration, joyful
penance, and the hidden and fully apostolic ministry of
prayer proper to our vocation.
Their life, given wholly and
in full freedom to the service of God's praise, in
itself proclaims and relays the primacy of God and the
transcendence of the human person, created in his image
and likeness. It is, therefore, a summons to everyone to
"that space in the heart where every person is called to
union with the Lord."