“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

-John 13:34-35

“Filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit,” the brothers seek  to become “a community of joyful missionary disciples and of saints united in Jesus—that there will even be a whole host of causes for beatification!- and that southeast Michigan will be a place of the manifest presence of God.” (Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, “Unleash the Gospel”) 

Life in community includes:

  • The evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • Places and times of silence, solitude, and contemplative prayer
  • Wearing a religious habit

 

“For the Church in Detroit, reliving the Gospel mysteries means that we continually return to the Upper Room, asking for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit on us and on the whole region. We seek to bring every member of the Church, insofar as possible, into a personal and life-transforming experience of the Holy Spirit. Recognizing that we cannot give what we do not have, we continually seek to be refreshed in God’s presence and filled again and again with his love, so that it is his own love we are giving away.”
-Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, “Unleash the Gospel”
 
 
“A fraternity rich in joy is a genuine gift from above to brothers and sisters who know how to ask for it and to accept one another, committing themselves to fraternal life, trusting in the action of the Spirit. … [They] generate praise, thanksgiving, joy, union of hearts, comfort in the shared difficulties of daily life together, and mutual encouragement in faith.”
-Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, “Fraternal Life in Community”