Four Spiritual Disciplines
We participate in four overarching spiritual disciplines for
personal formation, and to “flesh out” the spirituality and
virtues of the Association. Click on each below for more details.
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Prayer: “Prayer is to
the Christian what breathing is to all of humanity.” Each
member is committed to praying the prayers of the Church and
specific daily prayers as provided by the Association (prayers of
commitment, consecration, periodic novenas). Members are
encouraged to participate frequently (and as warranted) in the
sacraments of Communion and Reconciliation. Spiritual devotions
such as the rosary, adoration and Chaplet of Divine Mercy are
to show thyself approved unto God.” Members, individually
and corporately, will be expected to participate in ongoing
study and formation. The teachings that shape the life and
mission of our Association come above all from the Word of God.
Profound study of the Scriptures is paramount. Among the
documents of the Magisterium we study, in the first place,
Pope John Paul II’s
Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life). We see
John Paul II as the Pope of Life, and his encyclical, as well as
the witness of his life, lay out the contours of our mission and
Likewise, the teaching and example
of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta,
a strong voice for the unborn and vulnerable, are a special
source of instruction and inspiration for us.
Community: Those in the
Association are expected to be faithful members of a local parish
fully participating in its life. We would also provide
opportunities for local
gatherings in which one could learn our spirituality
and be with other people who are making a similar
commitment. Regional or national gatherings may also be offered
for further training and witness. The ongoing spiritual unity of
the members through common promises, prayers, study and witness
is continually recognized and cherished.
Witness: “Every Catholic
is called to be a witness of human dignity redeemed by the cross
and sent into the world to evangelize.” Associations
like ours are formed to respond to a particular problem in the
world, and in this case, that problem is specifically the
taking of innocent human life by abortion and euthanasia.
Whatever pro-life work you are already doing can now be done in
the context of the spiritual commitment to belong to this
Association, and with the special blessing of the Church
which such membership brings. The Association will also promote and
inform you about numerous other ministries that have proven
effective in building a culture of life.
is Biblical, Prophetic, Liturgical, Ecumenical, Eucharistic
and Marian. In the light of our spirituality, there are certain
key virtues that we seek
to foster in ourselves and others. These include: a spirit of
joy, a serene confidence, a deep compassion, a radical
solidarity, a strong courage, a constant readiness for public
witness, and a passion for justice.