Prayer Life

Prayer Life

Prayer Life

The center of the life of our Congregation is daily Holy Mass… The Eucharist unites the sisters together in one family of God. It is the source of their sanctification and apostolic work… Every day during Holy Mass the sisters will offer themselves in sacrifice with Christ to the Heavenly Father for the salvation of the world.” [Constitutions, Art. 49, 263]

“Prayer is the first and foremost duty of a consecrated person. It is to maintain the sisters in an ever deeper union with Christ, occupying the essential place and giving meaning to their entire life.” [Constitutions, Art. 46]

“Each of the sisters shall pray that by ‘joyfully living her one and only, faithful dedication to Christ, she may find in her consecration the greatest fulfillment of her being, as a woman set solely on giving herself as a gift’ (John Paul II).” [Constitutions, Art. 48]

“The sisters will encompass by prayer and penance the needs of the world, the Church, their country, the Congregation, and those entrusted by Providence to their care, as well as the souls of the deceased.” [Constitutions, Art. 59]


Prayer Life & The Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy

Our Daily Prayers Include:

  • Holy Mass
  • The Liturgy of the Hours: morning, daytime, evening, and night prayers
  • Morning meditation
  • Eucharistic Adoration (on certain days: Way of the Cross)
  • Spiritual Reading
  • An examination of conscience at noon and in the evening
  • Visits to the Blessed Sacrament
  • The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
  • The Rosary

Just like Saint Faustina, we implore Divine Mercy for the entire world through a life of prayer and sacrifice. We pray the Liturgy of the Hours together as a community. At the Hour of Mercy - 3 p.m. - we entreat the Lord to pour His mercy out upon the entire world and to grant the grace of conversion especially to hardened sinners. We meditate on His Passion, joining Our Mother of Mercy spiritually at the foot of the Cross, and then pray the Chaplet to the Divine Mercy before the Most Blessed Sacrament.

The public is welcome to join us for our Masses and the 3:00 pm Hour of Mercy at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. In addition to these devotions, we invite the Divine Mercy devotees to join us for Divine Mercy retreats and parish missions.  Please check here for upcoming events.

…It is not enough to perform the obligatory exercises of piety, but “one should pray always and not cease” [cf. Lk 18:1].