The Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
What is our Charism?



This charism is one of unity.  It is a calling to bring to fruition the prayer of unity Jesus prayed at the Last Supper.  It is given for priests to unite themselves more intimately to Jesus in the Eucharistic Liturgy.  This unity brings a greater awareness of the union that exists in the Trinity.  The great love in the Godhead is manifested most perfectly in the Son who became human and offered Himself for us in the Paschal Mystery:  His life, death, resurrection, ascension, and giving of the Holy Spirit.

 

The gift of the Holy Spirit vivifies the Church to perpetuate these saving events in the life of the mystical body of Christ, especially in the Eucharistic Liturgy.  The unity in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit extends to all creation.  This is experienced in the angels and saints in heaven, the souls in purgatory, the Church on earth, and all who seek God with a sincere heart.

 

All prayers offered to God need to be consciously united to the summit, source and focal point of all history and in every person, Jesus Christ.

 

This charism can be manifested by uniting in prayer with all the angels, saints, suffering souls, every person in the body of Christ, and the family of God.  We offer all acts of praise and adoration, thanksgiving, sorrow for sins and intercessory prayer in union with each mass celebrated throughout all time.

 

These prayers become the one prayer of Christ the High Priest who has offered Himself once for all, for all time.  This charism brings a more profound awareness of the Trinitarian unity which exists as family.  The clearest reflection of this unity of the Father, Son, and Spirit is the Holy Family.  The love that was present in Jesus, Mary, and Joseph at Nazareth was so intense and pure that they became one; one heart in the Son, Jesus Christ.

 

The expression of redemption by the Father, carried out by the Son, and applied by the Holy Spirit, is realized in the communion of saints, the body of Christ (which was most perfectly lived by the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph), to bring unity to us as individuals with the Lord but also with all in heaven, purgatory, and on earth.  This incarnational unity in Christ exists and is preeminent in the Eucharist.


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