Striving to live a communal life rooted in prayer, women of Lisieux House live normal, ordinary lives. They have jobs, attend school, and are often involved in ministry or volunteering. But they are united by a deeper desire, a desire for more. The experience of community reveals each girl to herself more fully. Like hidden jewels coming out of the desert, the revelation of who we truly are in Christ and the continual transformation of that person hood is what makes these 3 years so unique. St. Seraphim of Sarov states, "acquire the spirit of peace and thousands around you will be saved."
What does house life consists of?
- Night prayer
- Weekly rosary
- Holy hours
- Monthly Mass as a house
- Annual retreats
- Social events
- Gift of self through service
- A joyful community
It is said that there is a love is so complete, so deep, that we do not know where we stop and where the other begins. It is this love and spirit of peace that we seek. Lesson 1: Know your worth. You are valuable.
Unless we look at a person and see the beauty there is in this person, we can contribute nothing to him. One does not help a person by discerning what is wrong, what is ugly, what is distorted. Christ looked at everyone he met, at the prostitute, at the thief, and saw the beauty hidden there. Perhaps it was distorted, perhaps damaged, but it was beauty none the less, and what he did was to call out this beauty. - Anthony of Sourozh
The dignity of the human person is realized in community with others. We strive to create a family environment that builds up this truth. We hold to an integral vision of human formation that is built in the thousands of moments that daily life brings.