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And to illuminate the culture of Christendom,
In order to proclaim the reign of Christ the King in our world.
Our name and our charism is joy. Joy is not human happiness or simple optimism; it is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, an abiding peace that comes from closeness to, and right relationship with, God. That is why great joy is possible in the midst of great suffering and uncertainty; it is a reality, a relationship, not a mere sensible experience.
The soul of the contemplative gladly remains in the manifestation of its joy and is always eager either to return into itself frequently or to continue immobile in the same place for a long time. (Richard of St. Victor, The Mystical Ark, Chapter V)
Our Lady, Cause of Our Joy
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