Our Charism and Our Promise
Our all-good and merciful God and Father, out of His infinite love and compassion, invites us to be Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist. The profound meaning of this invitation is found in the charism which the Holy Spirit bestows on our community and on each of our members.
The Holy Spirit labors within us to have every aspect of our lives, our very being, centered entirely on the Eucharist.
The Holy Spirit, Spouse of Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, is ever at work within our hearts, teaching us how to live the Eucharist in Mary’s spirit of praise, sacrifice and love.
As we willingly and lovingly embrace this rich grace, we recognize how it helps to inspire and sustain us in our mission: to bring the world to the Eucharist and the Eucharist to the world.
We express our acceptance of this charism and are received as Members of Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist by making our Promise and striving to live it each day. Our Promise forms the basis of our community, and we make it during the Liturgy of the Eucharist, using the following form.
God, my Father and Creator!
Jesus, my Redeemer and Life!
Holy Spirit, my Sanctifier and Indwelling Counselor!
With Mary, I come before You to offer this solemn Promise.
I solemnly promise to strive to live the Constitution of Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist.
Taking this Constitution as my spiritual rule of life, I promise to you, my God, to place the Eucharist and the Prayer of the Church at the center of each day, by daily participation in the Mass and daily celebration of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer of the Church.
I promise to devote myself to daily prayer with Sacred Scripture, so that I may put on the mind of Jesus, and grow in His likeness.
I promise to use the Sacrament of Reconciliation at least monthly, as an essential aid for my growth in holiness, and as an expression of my genuine desire to live without sin.
I promise to revere Mary, my Mother and Mother of the Church. I express this by daily reflective praying of her Rosary, and by responding to her pleas for penance and reparation by fasting at least one day a week.
I promise, according to my circumstances, to strive daily to imitate the simplicity of the Eucharistic Presence of Jesus in my choice and use of material things, in the ordering of my day, and in my efforts to bring my will into harmony with the will of my Father.
In this effort, I look to Mary, whose life clearly reveals the simplicity of her heart and her desire, to do the will of the Father in everything.
I promise to strive to live Jesus’ Command of Love: “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another”, and to make this effort through the grace of His Eucharist.
I offer this Promise together with my brothers and sisters in community, and I pray that we all may give glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ in the power of His Holy Spirit, the Living Flame of Love. Amen.