Hidden Life

So as to become more convincing witnesses at our work places and in our apostolate, our consecration is hidden. Because we are not presenting ourselves as consecrated persons, we can testify that our lives of close relationship with God and under His commandments can be very happy and joyful. We can also testify that friendship with God can bear fruits of peace and happiness not only in the life of those who are ‘formally’ consecrated to Him while wearing cassock or habit, but in the life of everyone.

For this reason, except for in particular situations, we do not say openly that we are members of the Institute, and we also keep secret about the membership of other persons from the Institute.

Hidden life Their fidelity to the one Love is revealed and confirmed in the humility of a hidden life, in the acceptance of sufferings for the sake of completing in their own flesh “what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions” (Col 1:24), in silent sacrifice and abandonment to God’s holy will, and in serene fidelity even as their strength and personal authority wane. Fidelity to God also inspires devotion to neighbour, a devotion which consecrated persons live out not without sacrifice by constantly interceding for the needs of their brothers and sisters, generously serving the poor and the sick, sharing the hardships of others and participating in the concerns and trials of the Church. (Vita Consecrata, 24)

Mother of Great Abandonment, Humble Servant of The Lord, I give myself to you without reservation

– so that you can teach me how to live your love as a silent witness.