We have many devotions and traditions, all of which help us live out our missionary call. We give special emphasis to our devotion to:
The Trinity: We see the of the Triune God in the glory of all creation and in the faces of the people we are called to serve. The love-relationship of Father, Son and Holy Spirit is a model for the family relationship we enjoy with our sisters and with the other branches of the Missionary Cenacle Family.
The Holy Spirit: We have been praying a perpetual novena to the Holy Spirit since 1913. We celebrate over 100 years of constant prayer to the Holy Spirit! We call on the Holy Spirit before undertaking any task, and we always pray for the Spirit.
The Eucharist: It is the sun and center of our lives. Every Missionary Cenacle has a chapel withthe Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharist is the food we need to nourish us for our mission.
A Practice: Our founder Fr. Thomas A. Judge gave us the custom of adopting a practice.
“A Missionary Servant will, therefore, realize of what value and importance are the exercises of piety, for example, meditation, spiritual reading, visits to the Blessed Sacrament, the giving of charity and a practice.”
Fr. Thomas Judge, CM.
A practice begins by selecting or being assigned a virtue or an awareness that you are to put into daily practice through prayer, acts which demonstrate your practice and efforts to develop that practice through prayer, the Sacraments, reading, spiritual direction, etc.
Here are some examples of a practice one might adopt:
Simplicity – charity – patience – kindness – providence of God – hope – The presence of God – dependence On God – devotion To The Most Blessed Sacrament – humility – prudence – faith – gratitude – the Cross
Our Missionary Servant spirituality is expressed in our Rule of life. Our Rule explains our charism or gift of our community to the Church more fully.