George S. Dodge, BS, BA, MA, MS
Colonel, U.S. Army Ret.

Barbara A. Dodge, BA, MS

Fr. Anthony Mastroeni, JD

Matthew Akers, Esq. JD

Joseph Strada, PhD.
Captain, U.S. Navy Ret.

Donate to the Religious of the Sacred Heart

Interior Life and Prayer

The spirit of this religious family is essentially founded on prayer and the interior life, because it is not possible to glorify the Heart of Christ without studying His interior dispositions in order to unite and conform ourselves to them. For this reason we must pray unceasingly according to the command of Our Lord “It is necessary to pray always” (Lk 18:1). The religious carries in her heart the anguish and hope, the joy and pain of all men. Her prayer, assuming the destiny of the human race, must be a school of love. With the very Heart of Christ she loves God and each of her “brothers and sisters.” With her prayer united to that of the Heart of Christ, in a universal and ecclesiastical dimension, she becomes an effective instrument in the realization of the Mystery of salvation. The interior life is the constant attention we show to the Divine Guest present in us. This becomes a form of unceasing prayer and the indispensible union we must live with God. The only reality that can sanctify souls and save the world is Divine Life, and nothing for us, neither prayer, nor work, nor suffering, nor apostolate, has any value outside of this union with Jesus Christ living in us.

Essential Moments of Community Prayer

  • An hour of meditation;
  • Liturgical prayer in community: the Holy Mass and singing of Lauds, Sext, Vespers, and Compline, (also Matins on Sundays and Feasts);
  • Spiritual reading and Lectio Divina
  • Examination of conscience twice a day
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Recitation of the Rosary
  • Spiritual conferences
  • Annual eight day retreat


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