Consecrated life means to have one heart, one soul and one will with Jesus!
By our profession of the evangelical counsels of the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, we offer God our whole beings, heart and affections, our personal talents and gifts, our possessions and our will – all that we are and have – for his glory and the salvation of souls.
“The resolve to follow Christ as our one and only necessity, so as to make Him the centre of our life, leads us to renounce certain things which – although good and legitimate in themselves – could divert us from this resolution, so that we can imitate Jesus who in his life was chaste, poor , obedient and merciful. “ (Constitutions of LSP)
By a free and loving response to the gratuitous call of God, we offer ourselves to live entirely for him, by our vows of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience and hospitality.
To give God the first place in our lives, we offer our hearts and affections to Him by our vow of Chastity
To be detached from the things of this world, we place at the disposition of our Congregation our personal talents and gift by our vow of Poverty
To conform ourselves more fully to Jesus Christ who was obedient until death, we make to God the total offering of our will.
Saint Jeanne Jugan’s counsels show that her spiritual life was centred on an unselfish love of Jesus, on communion with his mysteries, “All for you my Jesus” “My good Jesus, I have only you.”
We strive to follow the example of our Mother Foundress Saint Jeanne Jugan in our day to day life.
We are happy to wear our religious habit which manifests our belonging to God. It is also a sign to the world of our consecration to God. We also wear a crucifix under our habit.