Through chastity we choose Christ as our exclusive Bridegroom and we want to love Him with an undivided heart. The spousal love of Christ embraces us entirely with both soul and body. This is the reason why we do not enter into marriage. Already now, we are invited to live like all saints in heaven, who “neither marry nor are given in marriage” (Lk 20:35). While being without our own families, we can be busy with the Lord’s things and we can take care to please only Him (cf. 1 Cor 7:34).
Through the vow of chastity, we answer to the spousal love of Christ.
Thanks to this witness, human love is offered a stable point of reference: the pure love which consecrated persons draw from the contemplation of Trinitarian love, revealed to us in Christ. Precisely because they are immersed in this mystery, consecrated persons feel themselves capable of a radical and universal love, which gives them the strength for the self-mastery and discipline necessary in order not to fall under the domination of the senses and instincts. Consecrated chastity thus appears as a joyful and liberating experience. Enlightened by faith in the Risen Lord and by the prospect of the new heavens and the new earth (cf. Rev 21:1), it offers a priceless incentive in the task of educating to that chastity which corresponds to other states of life as well. (Vita Consecrata, 88)
Mother of Great Abandonment, Humble Servant of the Lord, I give myself to you without reservation
– so that you will fill my heart with your love for Jesus.