New Person in the new community
In our striving to embody the life of Our Lady, we become a family of little Marys. For Father Kentenich, the ideal of the “new community” is a community of persons who live in, for and with one another, not next to one another. As sisters we strive to embody this ideal. "We live in one another" by taking an interest in each other and giving each other a home in our heart. Through support and encouragement and making sacrifices for each other" we live for one another". "We live with one another", striving together to accomplish our common goals, our common tasks and our common mission. Each one’s uniqueness contributes to the image of Mary we wish to reflect to our world. Wherever we go, whatever our task may be, whether we live in community or stand alone at an extern post, we foster a sense of belonging together as a family.
Living together with others in community is a valuable support and protection for our vocation. It is a source of mutual enrichment and personality formation as one finds in a natural family. Those sisters who work and live alone due to their profession try to connect with the community on a regular basis. Each sister, no matter where she resides, lives the same lifestyle, the same “common life.”
In our houses we have common times of prayer, meals together, shared times of recreation and relaxation and common discussions. Our work for common projects and fields of apostolate also serves to unite us more deeply.