May the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus be everywhere praised and glorified.And may the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary obtain for us an increase of love for the Blessed Sacrament.
Thus begins each time of communal prayer for the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This aspiration reminds each Sister of the importance of the Eucharist in her daily life as well as her dependence upon our Lady who constantly points to her Son.
The Eucharist, which is the source and summit of the life of all the Church's activity, is the very life of each IHM Sister, thus she has the special privilege of dwelling in the House of the Lord. Each convent is the dwelling place of the King. Daily communal Mass, frequent visits to the Blessed Sacrament and a daily Eucharisitic Holy Hour form the framework of each Sister's day: the Eucharist is "the center and source of individual and communal fidelity to the Lord" (IHM Constitutions, #48).
She also makes an additional hour of adoration on Friday evenings when the Sisters offer their nocturnal adoration for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
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