PILLARS OF DOMINICAN SPIRITUALITY
Prayer. Every day we participate in the Eucharist; it is the central moment of the day. An extension of the Eucharist in our lives is the Liturgy of the Hours. We also practice interior prayer, which is our personal conversation with God. Each day we also contemplate the mysteries of Christ's life with Mary in the prayer of the Rosary.
Study. It is very important for each of us to encounter the Word of God. We try to let it penetrate our hearts and transform our personal lives. We also try to broaden our theological knowledge and learn about the various currents of contemporary thought and cultural currents, which is the basis of our apostolate.
Apostolate. Our mission is centred on contributing to making Christ present at the heart of human affairs and ensuring that the Good News of salvation is proclaimed, known and accepted. Our apostolate consists primarily in bearing witness to this life in our engagements in the world and, as appropriate, in service to the Church. From within, the members of the Institute contribute to the transformation of the world and the building of a civilisation of love.
Community.The members of the Institute, despite their lack of communal life and their dispersion in the world, are called to live in a profound fraternal unity, which is realised in relationships, in the exchange of ideas and in communion in prayer. We endeavour to form our bonds along the lines of the first Jerusalem community, where the brothers had one heart and one soul (cf. Acts 4:32). Members meet once a year for retreats, they also participate in common days of recollection, and take an active part in the meetings of their regions, being careful to be open to those who, due to age or health, can no longer actively participate in common meetings.