Category: Consecrated Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Hits: 603
We are pilgrims proclaiming the Second Coming of Christ, when all things will be restored to him. Like all pilgrims, we travel in poverty to find security only in Christ; journey in chastity to love and serve Christ in every person; live in obedience to be concerned only with the will of God. We are totally given to Jesus Christ through Mary, belonging to the Catholic Church and faithful to her teachings and magisterium.
We are called to be a community of love, in imitation of the Holy Family in Nazareth. From this foundation flow the works of the community to 'restore all things in Christ.' It is a big vision, based on a deep encounter with God. Our foundress, Catherine Doherty, described this 'encounter' as follows: "To live in Nazareth we must, strange as it may seem, begin with Golgotha [the Cross] and the Tomb. Then, resurrected in Him, by His grace, we shall journey to Bethlehem with the knowledge of the resurrected Christ, and live in Nazareth in expectation of the Parousia. Having this grace of knowledge, we shall understand how to do God’s will perfectly."
Our apostolic works include the following: