Our Spirituality is a continuous movement between prayer and action
Our Lady of Apostles is for us the ideal model of the strong, humble woman, ready to serve and full of hope.
We draw strength and inspiration from the experiences of Mary in the ‘Upper Room’, together with the women and the Apostles as they were filled with the love, joy and energy of the Pentecost experience. This image forms the basis of our ‘Cenacle Spirituality’.
Our Spirituality is rooted in Ignatian Spirituality, a spirituality drawn from the experiences of St Ignatius of Loyola, from his inspired knowledge of God, as Trinity and his passionate love for Jesus Christ. It is a spirituality that “finds God in all things and finds all things in God”.
Our Spirituality requires us to be
“Contemplatives in Action”…
Striving always for “the greater glory of God”, we seek God’s will through discernment, rooted in prayer and in an ever-increasing freedom from self, from created things, from all that is not God.
Being contemplatives in action, we are always conscious of God’s presence in us and with us, even when we are engaged in demanding and noisy apostolates.
Our lives are movement from “Cenacle” to “Market Place” (from the place of prayer to the place of action), always retaining in our activity, the spirit of the Cenacle.
In the Cenacle, with the Twelve, Mary ponders the things of God but at the same time animates the missionary thrust marking the beginning of the Church.
This ‘Cenacle Spirituality’ enables us to carry God wherever we go, waiting on God, listening to God, compelled by the powerful impulse of the Spirit that drives us to witness to the Risen Christ, while remaining alert to the needs of the world in which we live, even when most profoundly in the silence of contemplation.