OIPOur Spirituality adopts the rhythm of a Monastic way of life; the Eremitical way of the Hermit, in particular.  We call it “A Spirituality of Enlightened Suffering”.  Accordingly, we strive to follow a Path of Silence within our Hearts.  We strive to better attune ourselves to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.  We dedicate ourselves to reading the Scriptures, the Fathers and Mothers of the Desert and the Church and the Lives of the Saints.  We strive to practice Simplicity of life in a way that we hope will open the minds and hearts of others to desire God and to guide their lives in the Way of Love and Mercy.  As much as we are able, we join in the daily prayer of the Church known as the Liturgy of the Hours.  This is one of the oldest Traditions of  the Christian Monastic life, dating as far back as the 5th century.  We receive the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist at least once a week from our parish Eucharistic ministers when we can.  We also pray regularly for the living and deceased members of our families and loved ones, the needs of our personal parishes, and the Church throughout the world; indeed, All of God’s children.  We devote our days to the Blessed Mother who is also central to our Spirituality, for all Redemption began through our Lady’s “fiat”; Her “yes”. It is through Her that our humble offerings can be presented more purified to our Heavenly Father for the good of all.

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