The spirit of the Institute is a gift of God to the founder for the Institute. The specific nature of the spirituality of our Institute has been defined by our very Foundress herself in the Preface to the Rules: “It is the fulfillment of the two great precepts of Charity, according to the Spirit and in imitation of Jesus Christ Crucified”
MARY, MOTHER OF CHARITY AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS
Magdalene acknowledged Mary, Mother of Charity at the foot of the Cross as the true Mother and Foundress of the Institute.
We turn to Mary, Mother of Sorrows so that all our actions may be animated by His Spirit, “a Spirit of charity, gentleness, meekness and humility; a spirit of zeal and fortitude; a most amiable, most generous and most patient spirit”.