Spirituality

Prayer and contemplation are integral to our charism. We set aside time each day for personal and liturgical prayer, especially daily Eucharist. Through our Spirituality Centers, we provide spaces and opportunities for solitude, prayer, spiritual growth and a deeper relationship with God. In Guatemala, Casa de Retiros Verbo Encarnado, a large retreat center in the area of Sacatepequez, provides services to multiple entities. The Ukarimu Centre in Molo, Kenya attracts clergy, religious, and lay persons to pray and discern as individuals and as groups. RUAH Center at Villa de Matel, Houston, for persons who speak English and its extension at St. Austin Center for Spanish speaking persons provides retreats, prayer weekends, spiritual direction and other spiritual services in Houston, Texas. Additionally, several of our Sisters serve as spiritual directors.

Since our foundation, following the Spirituality of the Incarnate Word has been integral to who we are as Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. In 2001, a special program called Spirituality in Ministry, a joint ministry of both the Congregations of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio, Texas was initiated. Through workshops, conferences, and retreats, this ministry seeks to enhance the spirituality and mission of the two congregations by supporting ongoing formation and spiritual growth of its members, associates, and co-ministers. It serves as a resource to all the ministries of the two congregations.

The CCVI Associate Program brings together Christian women and men who share faith and friendship as a response to their baptismal call to holiness. Inspired by the history and spirit of our Congregation, they strive to live Incarnational Spirituality as exemplified in the charism and ministries of the Congregation.

Our Foundational Call:

“Our Lord Jesus Christ, suffering in the persons of a multitude
of sick and infirm of every kind,seeks relief at your hands.”

— Bishop Claude Marie Dubuis, 1866