"Prayer is our life; the irreplaceable means by which we come to a better understanding of our dignity as daughters of the Church and spouses of Jesus Christ. Through the daily Eucharistic Sacrifice we renew our covenant with the Lord; it is the fount from which our service flows and the chalice to which it returns."
-SJW Constitution
Daily Mass

We daily participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the center and source of our life of unity and charity. We are most profoundly united in charity and are most deeply acting as a community in our celebration of the Eucharist. The plan which the Father was pleased to decree in Christ finds its culmination and fulfillment in that Eucharistic Sacrifice repeated daily on our altars until the end of time.
Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office)

Together we raise our hearts to the Father in the Liturgy of the Hours. Through this prayer of the Church we as religious share in the universal praise, concerns, and aspirations of the Body of Christ. We gather each day as a community for Morning Prayer, Daytime Prayer, and Evening Prayer. Night prayer, the last of the liturgical hours, my be said either in common or privately.
The Holy Rosary

To honor Mary, our Queen and Mother, we daily recite in common five decades of the rosary. Our Lady was always intimately united with her Son, as she cooperated in the work of the Savior in a manner altogether special. As religious women, we turn to Mary to ask her maternal intercession that we also may be handmaids of the Lord.
Days of Retreat

During the school year, the Sisters observe a monthly retreat day. We also make an annual six-day silent retreat. During retreat, we observe Sacred Silence in order to foster a spirit of recollection and union with our Divine Spouse. We also have times of Eucharistic exposition and adoration on these days. In the Eucharist, we renew our decision to open ourselves to the working of Christ in our hearts.
Spiritual Reading

To increase and enrich our life of prayer and recollection, we spend a minimum of two hours weekly in spiritual reading of Holy Scripture, spiritual classics, and lives of the Saints. In our spiritual reading, Holy Scripture ranks first. In Christian worship, Holy Scripture is forever linked with Christ and the redemption. Reading Scripture excites a desire for Christ's coming and invites us to prayer.
Private Prayer

Privately, each Sister daily devotes at least one half-hour to mental prayer and one half-hour to adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Additionally, she spends some time in examination of conscience in the spirit of continual conversion. Just as Christ spent long hours in prayerful solitude with the Father, so too, the religious must daily draw aside and go into the desert to be alone with her Divine Master.
Special Devotions

We foster special devotion to our Holy Patron, St. Joseph, observings his feasts with joyous celebration and celebrating weekly Votive Masses in his honor. As part of our deep devotion to Our Lady, we observe a novena in honor of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. A Triduum is said before the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, honoring Christ our Spouse as the Divine lover of humanity.

Convinced of a need for quiet to foster the spirit of recollection so essential to prayer, the Sisters endeavor to maintain an atmosphere of Ordinary silence in our convent home. Sacred Silence, a time of strict quiet only to be broken by emergency begins at 9PM and ends after morning prayer the next day. This is in order to foster deep intimacy with God and to prepare oneself for morning meditation.
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