Continuous Conversion—consciously striving to live in right relationship each day, aware and attentive to the needs of others, freeing our hearts from self-centeredness;

Poverty—acknowledging our total dependence on God, sharing with those less fortunate;

Contemplation—mindful of God and God’s abundant goodness and mercy, alert to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit;

Minority—choosing to live as “lesser,” to live without power, to acknowledge humbly that God is God.


“We are called to pray at all times and in all places. In the spirit of Francis and Clare, we value contemplative and communal prayer, scripture, and the liturgical life of the Church, especially Eucharist and reconciliation.” (Constitutions #12)

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