“The Consecrated Life, deeply rooted in the example and teaching of Christ the Lord, is a gift of God the Father to his Church through the Holy Spirit. By the profession of the evangelical counsels the characteristic features of Jesus — the chaste, poor and obedient one — are made constantly “visible” in the midst of the world and the eyes of the faithful are directed towards the mystery of the Kingdom of God already at work in history, even as it awaits its full realization in heaven.” (St. John Paul II, Vita consecrata 1)
As religious men who profess public vows, our consecration in poverty, chastity and obedience transforms our entire lives into a search for God, in conformity with the great tradition of contemplative religious life in the Church.
“Our life is that: a whole life of consecration to the love of Jesus Christ. We have renounced everything. But we have found more. Infinitely more. This renunciation, which we lovingly make for God, rather than leaving the soul poor, makes it immensely richer. That is proper to God. Possessing God and consecrating our love to Him alone, and knowing that we have His love in a singular and unique way: it is an incomparable richness. What begins being renunciation ends up being an ineffable joy and a very rich treasure.” (from our Constitutions)