Jesus is completely one with the Father. He obtained power for his ministry from his constant communion with Him.

For Mary the Mother of God, prayer was the foundation of her very existence. In expectant openness she experienced the fullness of divine presence.

The Poor handmaids of Jesus Christ continually strive to enter more deeply into Christ’s paschal mystery. Therefore, we participate in the liturgical life of the Church and strive for a deep, personal communion with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Like our foundress St. Katharina Kasper we listen with attentive ears and courageous hearts to a life of contemplation and service. As individuals and as community we often turn to God in prayer in order to open ourselves to God’s love. This union with God characterizes our relationship to other people and nature.