Disciples of the Divine Master
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“By this love you have for one another, everyone will know that you are my disciples” (Jn 13, 35)

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Spirituality

Our spiritual life is supported by three spiritual hinges: Prayer of the Church, that is, Morning and Evening Prayer, Daily Eucharist and Eucharistic Adoration.

Silence and contemplative prayer are channels which allow us to strengthen our interior life and learn the true art of listening, communication and discipleship

Our day begins with Meditation on the Word of God from the liturgy of the day where after invoking the Holy Spirit,  we seek to see how this same word speaks to our lives and gives us nourishment for our journey as Christians.
In the Morning Prayer of the Church, we are often joined by other members of the larger praying community. Together this small nucleus of God's people joins in spiritual communion with the universal Church, praying the psalms.



 The Liturgy of the Hours along with the Eucharist, the Prayer of the Church has formed part of the Roman Catholic Church's public worship from the earliest times where the early Christians continued the Jewish practice of reciting prayers at certain hours of the day or night. St. Paul tells us to pray always without ceasing. Did you ever wonder how this is possible? For centuries, clergy, religious and contemplatives pray or chant the Divine Office (Liturgy of Hours). It's a tradition of santifying certain times of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When our first sisters Sr. M. Scholastica Rivata and Sr. M.Metilda Gherlotto asked the Founder what their new mission would be, he answered them with the words: "Silence, silence, silence". For years our sisters sought to understand what the Founder intended when he commended these words.
It is worth noting that 'silent' and 'listen' have the same letters! If we want to cultivate our relationship with God, to be silent, we have to listen. Thus in silence we can allows the words seep into our heart.

 

 

Only when we recognize the rich network of connections between the Eucharist and our life in the world can the Eucharist be ‘worldly’ and our life ‘Eucharistic’”. We are in relationship with Jesus who is “God-for-us, God-with us, God-within-us”, a God who gave us everything without counting the cost. Our response to such generosity cannot be but one of gratitude or "Eucharist". It is the Eucharistic life which makes the difference and not just the Eucharist.  In this way, each one of us is called to be bread broken for the life of the world. As Disciples of the Divine Master, we strive to help others come to this awareness.

 

We look to Mary, the Mother of God and the first disciple always obedient to the Word.  We welcome the divine plan with the same attitude she had: “I am the handmaid of the Lord, let what you have said be done to me.”

Contemplating Mary, we contemplate the icon of her Son, the only Begotten Son of God.  The one and the other are inseparable.  The “yes” of Jesus Master throughout his life, and especially upon the cross, is the basis for the “yes” of Mary his disciple: “I am the servant of the Lord. Let it be done to me as you say” (Lk 1:26-38; cf Jn 19:25-27). 

The Queen of Apostles precedes us in announcing to the world the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus (cf Acts 1:14) and shows us how to follow in his footsteps.


 

Fr. James Alberione, inspired by the Holy Spirit, named the Apostle St. Paul, the servant of Christ Jesus, chosen beforehand to announce the Gospel (cf Rom 1:1), as the father and founder of the Pauline Family. The figure of St. Paul is presented in his letters as Apostle and mystic.

 
 

 

 
 


                                                    

 
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