The School of Mary
Mary, Our Lady of Mercy, accompanies us during our journey, teaching us and helping us to be transformed into Eucharist for the glory of God and the good of our brothers and sisters.
At the “School of Mary,” as our Holy Father John Paul II wrote in his encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia, we learn that,
Experiencing the memorial of Christ’s death in the Eucharist also means continually receiving [Mary]. It means accepting – like John – the one who is given to us anew as our Mother. It also means taking on a commitment to be conformed to Christ, putting ourselves at the school of his Mother and allowing her to accompany us. Mary is present, with the Church and as the Mother of the Church, at each of our celebrations of the Eucharist. If the Church and the Eucharist are inseparably united, the same ought to be said of Mary and the Eucharist.
Our Daily Spiritual Life
Mercedarian religious strive to live the following spiritual values:
- The constant giving of our lives as Jesus does in the Eucharist
- Example and model of Christ the Redeemer
- A life centered on the Eucharist and our Blessed Mother Daily Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, Meditation, and Rosary Eucharistic Exposition
- Benediction Faithful to the Magisterium of the Church
Does the Mercedarian spirituality of devotion to the Eucharist and Mary strike you as a life you could be called to? Take the first step to find out more by taking our “Is Jesus Calling You?” quiz. We’ll also provide you with resources and connect you with our Vocations Director to help you navigate as you continue to discern.