And so we know and rely on the love
God has for us. God is love.
Whoever lives in love
lives in God, and God in them.
1 St John, 4:16
Procession and Blessing in Honor of Our Lady at Notre Dame Monastery,
Marengo, IL - USA.
Our Spirituality is deeply Marian. The Order takes the Most Blessed Virgin Mary as its model so as to imitate her life of prayer, penance, poverty, chastity, obedience and faith, thus willing to obey the Commandment of Christ when He died on the Cross: taking, as Saint John did, Mary as our Mother.
We maintain the celebration of the Mass in the Tridentine rite, and we also emphasize on Adoration, to testify to our faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, while also maintaining the Rites of the Sacraments in their pre-Vatican II form, in the same way certain Eastern Churches maintain their proper, centuries-old rites.
The life of Fraternite Notre Dame's members is deeply Evangelical, especially taking in their life the passage from Holy Scriptures dealing with the Beatitudes, so they may be to everyone's eyes a leaven of peace and unity, in a world where love has turned tepid.