We want to live with the Virgin Mary, carrying the Church and all mankind in silence and prayer. Our contemplative life is open to a monastic hospitality. With all those we welcome to our guesthouses, we like to share the essentials of our life: prayer, reading the Word of God, the search for God and fraternal charity.

Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to behold my glory which you have given me in your love for me before the foundation of the world.
John 17 

Prayer life

Silent prayer and the Eucharist are at the heart of our life. Praying the Divine Office, two hours of silent prayer in Eucharistic Adoration, the daily celebration of the Mass and praying the rosary give a rhythm to each of our days. Jesus as Bread of Life takes possession of our hearts little by little through the silence of love. Our personal bond with him deepens through a life of solitude and desert.

Persevere in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
Colossians 4:2


Integral formation

Our contemplative life requires the education of our heart and intelligence. This human, intellectual, and spiritual formation is faithful to the tradition of the Church, especially to the current documents of the Magisterium and those of the Second Vatican Council. This formation helps us to read the Word of God as a living Word and to keep it in our hearts. Searching for God and truth is lived out in all areas of our lives, enabling us to cooperate more actively in the life of grace.

Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.
Luke 2

Fraternal charity

A fraternal and communal life allows us to respond to Christ’s commandment to love one another as He loves us. Through all these different moments of our life—praying together in silent prayer and also the Divine Offices, study times and sharing the Word of God together, as well as our times of work and of recreation—we seek to live a joyful fraternal charity, in mutual trust and the gift of ourselves to our sisters. Thanks to our worldwide foundations, we encourage a mixing of cultures and nationalities in our convents, which enriches our fraternal life.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

John 13