Spirituality

Our distinctive charism, as set forth by Felician Foundress Blessed Mary Angela at the founding of our Congregation, together with the ideals of Saint Francis of Assisi, have forged and shaped our Felician spirituality.

The Eucharist is at the very heart of our consecrated life. We worship Christ present in the Eucharist. We are nourished, strengthened and transformed by that presence to follow in Christ’s footsteps, living the Gospel message as we serve all God’s people in compassion and mercy.

As women religious consecrated to God through the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, we are sustained and enriched by our life of prayer—both personal and communal—opening us to God’s will and grace. Through private and communal prayer—including the rosary; daily morning, evening and night Liturgy of the Hours; daily Mass; and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament—we come to know and glorify God more deeply and fully. We strengthen our prayer life by self-denial, fasting, and in sharing with the poor and those in need.

We draw inspiration from Mary the Mother of Jesus whom we honor as Mother and Lady of our Congregation. Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we look to Mary as a model of faithfulness, humility, compassion, and joy.

Imbued with the spirit of Saint Francis, our spirituality draws upon the values and ideals of Saint Francis, an integral part of the spirituality of our Foundress, Blessed Mary Angela, and as such, an integral part of our Felician heritage and spirituality. Like Saint Francis, we live in simplicity, humility, and self-denial, opening ourselves to a life of continual conversion.