Who We Are

 

Brides of the Victorious Lamb

 

Mission Statement

Impelled by the love which flows forth from our contemplative union with Jesus, the Victorious Lamb who was slain,  we strive to “stand in the breach” (Ezekiel 22: 30) and lay down our lives “to complete what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ on behalf of His body, the Church,” (Colossians1: 24) interceding with Him at the right hand of the Father.

Empowered by the Holy Spirit and in union with Mary, we participate in the Paschal Mystery, continuing His redemptive mission for the salvation of souls so that all may experience a new Pentecost, birthing the New Jerusalem within, and enter the Wedding Feast of the Lamb.

We strive to bring this contemplative spirituality to the broader Church to form contemplative intercessors through retreat work, spiritual direction and participation in the life of the parish where we reside.

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Our Work with the Sick and Dying

Our volunteer work with Saint Jude Hospice, a Catholic hospice company started by a man who has a very great devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes, was highlighted in the Catholic Voice.
To view the article, click:
  HERE

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Three of our sisters were interviewed by TJ & Rachel
on the Daybreak show at KVSS Spirit Catholic Radio
last Thursday, March 1st. 

 

  THE MEANING OF OUR NAME AND HABIT

OUR NAME

Our name, Brides of the Victorious Lamb, reflects our charism. As Brides, we strive for that intimate relationship and contemplative union with Jesus, the Victorious Lamb who was slain (Rev 5:12) who won the victory for us on the Cross. It is through that union with Him that we are able to continue His redemptive mission and intercede with Him at the right hand of the Father for the salvation of souls. There is only one Intercessor and that is Jesus. That is why our union with the Lamb is so important – it is out of our relationship with Him that our charism of intercession flows. Seeking the mind and Heart of God on how to pray, we intercede with Jesus for all the different needs in our Church and the world, especially for priests.

OUR HABIT

As we prayed to seek the mind and heart of the Lord concerning our habits, it was clear that we were to use Mary as our model and that we were to reflect “the new Jerusalem…prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” (Rev 21:2) witnessing to communal life and love so that we may give others the hope and foretaste of heaven.

BLUE TUNIC & SCAPULAR

The blue color of the habit symbolizes Our Lady, as well as the Living Waters flowing from the pierced Heart of Jesus which brings hope and healing to all of mankind.

To the thirsty I will give water without price from the fountain of the water of life.” (Rev 21:6)

“You will draw waters with joy out of the Savior’s fountain.” (Is 12:3) Haurietis Aquas

WHITE VEIL

The white veil symbolizes both the purity of the bride “clothed with fine linen, bright and pure” (Rev 19:9) and the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit.

WOOD ROSARY WITH MIRACULOUS MEDAL
AND SAINT BENEDICT CRUCIFIX

Our Rosary

On our belts, we wear the Rosary, which we pray communally every day in devotion to Our Lady for the salvation of souls.  It is our weapon and a sign of our consecration to her. These rosaries have been blessed by Pope Francis, and they also received the Benedictine blessing by a Benedictine priest at the Monastery of St. Benedict in Norcia, Italy.

LITURGICAL MANTLE

During all liturgical prayer we wear a cream-colored liturgical mantle which symbolizes being clothed in Christ and invaded by the Holy Spirit.  The mantle is a seamless garment which also symbolizes Our Lady’s virtues.

THE CROSS

We wear a silver cross depicting Our Lady of Sorrows at the foot of the Cross holding a chalice to catch every drop of Her Son’s Most Precious Blood, interceding with Him for all of humanity. In obedience to Christ, our Divine Master, who first died on the Cross for us, and in union with Mary, we allow our hearts to be pierced to bring forth the New Wine, the New Pentecost to the Church and to the world.

 Please pray for us that our lives will be a constant hymn of praise of the Triune God. Thank you!

 

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13 Responses to Who We Are

  1. Christine says:

    How perfectly beautiful!

  2. Danielle says:

    Congratulations! May the Victorious Lamb burn forever in your hearts and through you transform and resurrect His Bride!

  3. Linda says:

    I am so thrilled! I was journalling the other day with this scripture Genesis 12:2-3, “He will make you a great nation and I will bless you I will make your name great so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you …. All the communities of the earth shall find blessing in you!”
    I was reminded how connected we are to you and what a gift you are to the world to our companion groups. Thank you for your example and all your prayers. Please know we are praying for you as well
    God bless you
    Linda

  4. Louise says:

    You all look so beautiful. You are glowing and my glows with you. I am so happy for you and you are always in my prayers. Congratulations.

  5. Sr. Kathy OSC says:

    I am thrilled for all of you! Congratulations!! May the Lord continue to bless you as you move forward. I rejoice with you and do my HAPPY DANCE for you. Know that you are in our prayers here at the Monastery of St. Clare. God bless!

    Sr. Kathy, OSC

  6. Deacon Greg says:

    I am so glad to see that someone is continuing the mission. I am privately a
    acting as a hermit in the world doing intercession. Perhaps someday we will meet again. Continue to intercede for us all.

  7. Catherine says:

    Isaiah 62:2-5 You shall be called by a new name pronounced by the mouth of the Lord. You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the Lord, a royal diadem held by your God. No more shall men call you “Forsaken.” or your land “Desolate,”
    But you shall be called “My Delight,” and your land “Espoused.”
    For the Lord delights in you an, and makes your land His spouse.
    As a young man marries a virgin, your Builder shall marry you;
    And as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride so shall your God rejoice in you.

    Congratulations sisters on your new status as Brides of the Victorious Lamb!
    Have a blessed time in the desert during Lent and may the Lord make the desert of our hearts bloom and rejoice!
    Catherine

  8. Judy says:

    Congratulations! I am so happy for all of you! It’s been a long journey but so well worth it.

  9. John says:

    I wondered what would become of the Intercessors! This charism will continue through your dedication in “standing in the gap” for a world who needs you so much. It is a great blessing for all.

    Thank you for your generosity and all the sacrifice and perseverance involved with what you have recently gone through.

    Gratefully In Christ,
    Agnus Dei Project

  10. Maureen says:

    I am so happy to know you! I am so happy for your perseverance for God!

    Love, Maureen

  11. Judith says:

    May you reside in the glorious gift of Christmas, bathed in the light and love of our savior.
    Please pray for Mary, and for her husband’s court date. Please also pray for dear Karen who holds Christ to her heart. She has been diagnosed with liver cancer. Lastly I ask prayers for my daughter in law, Giuliana, who is suffering after intense surgery, unable to hold her new baby. I offer my own prayers for you, dear Sisters, for your lives, your vocation, your gentle hearts. May God bless you.
    Judith

  12. Lee says:

    I continue to be most thankful for Sister Miriam Rita’s visit to my wife’s (Debbie) University Hospital 7th floor room on 6/21/13 @ approximately 3:00 p.m., the hour of Mercy. We had just learned that my wife had a very aggressive fungus infection and that immediate surgery was needed. She prayed over/with us. Her prayer provided a great sense of peace for us. This surgery pointed out that my wife could not win this current battle. So we headed to the Hospice House in Omaha on 6/25. It became our last home as a couple.

    She entered eternal life late Saturday afternoon, 7/13/13, ten days shy of her 59th birthday. We received many blessings at the Hospice House. A couple of other points I would like to mention:

    1. The last time my wife and I ate at my Mom and Dad’s Papillion house in June, they mentioned your new order and its origin. Little did we know what a blessing you would be to us.

    2. Sister’s visit to our room was 4 to 6 hours later than we had become accustomed to at University Hospital…it was the perfect timing that only God can provide as we needed her presence at that exact hour.

    3. Debbie led our Legion of Mary for 6 years and later became an auxiliary member when her health would not permit active participation. At the end of one of her talks (in May 2001) Debbie spoke of us letting Mary wrap her bright sky blue mantle around us. That is exactly how we felt that Friday afternoon with Sister Miriam Rita’s visit and prayer.

    God Bless you all and your effort.

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