We the members of the Little Flowers Household, strive to be radical women who proclaim Jesus as our Lord by serving God, one another and our campus.
Let us not grow weary in doing good; if we do not relax our efforts, in due time we shall reap our harvest. While we have the opportunity, let us do good to all men but especially those in the household of faith.” Galatians 6:9-10
As a member of the Little Flowers Household, I desire to encompass and develop the spirituality and charism of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. In order to develop this spirituality, I acknowledge both my inadequacies as well as my gifts, and I willingly make myself vulnerable to Christ through my sisters.
I will do this by:
Trying to have a daily prayer time of at least half an hour and striving to pray the rosary daily. During prayer time I will intercede for household.
I will participate fully in the sacraments by attending daily Mass as often as possible and by going to confession at least once a month.
I will strive to constantly up build and affirm my sisters in both word and action. I will avoid occasions of negative speech toward those around me as well as myself.
For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:3-4)
I acknowledge the importance of making myself aware of my thoughts and actions, and so will verbalize my commitments, and willingly repent and seek forgiveness when I have openly sinned against a sister.
I commit myself to punctually attending:
Household meetings every Tuesday from 9:00 pm until 10:30 pm
Lord’s Day Celebration every Saturday
Meeting with my share group at an agreed upon time
Tuesday morning Mass at 6:30 am
Sunday Mass once a month
First Thursday Benediction/ Holy Hour
I assume these commitments as basic responsibilities in my life and recognize that they are vital to my spiritual growth and the growth of this household. I therefore willingly make myself accountable to my sisters in the fulfillment of the commitments.
I commit myself to fast for the intentions of household, my household sisters, as well as for world peace on every first Friday.
The Church defines fast as limiting oneself to one full meal and two lighter meals in the course of the day. Maximum fast is bread and water.
I commit myself to render loving service to my sisters and to those whom I am in relation. I will strive to love those around me with mutual affection and outdo them in loving service. (Romans 12:10)
And last, and most importantly, I commit myself to Jesus in you, my sisters of the Little Flower, by promising to love and serve and support you through God’s infinite grace.