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The activities of the Apostles of Infinite Love

The brothers and sisters of the Order of the Mother of God unite the contemplative life with the active life.

“It is by an army of souls all given that the world will be remade, that it will return to God and that the Church will be renewed.  God is almighty, what He begins in us He will finish.  All we have to do is be faithful.  It is God who works in us.  Saint Paul says it well: I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.  We must rely on God.  He asks us to do what's up to us, with simplicity, like little children; and He'll do most of the work.” (Father John Gregory of the Trinity)

In perpetual adoration, we honor Jesus Host and intercede for humanity.
We support ourselves by the work of our hands and the alms offered by our generous benefactors.

ACTIVITieS of the religious brothers

At the Monastery of the Magnificat and in our missions, we work with our hands in all possible areas: The Fathers and Brothers provide religious education through preaching, spiritual direction, and the administration of the sacraments. They take care of administration, accounting, construction of chapels and monasteries, masonry, carpentry, electricity, plumbing, heating, mechanics, agriculture, printing, transportation, maintenance work, care of our elderly or sick members, etc., etc.

prayer of intercession for the church and the whole world
Perpetual Adoration by the Apostles of Infinite Love, Ewige Anbetung durch die Apostel der Unendlichen Liebe

“Contemplate Jesus. Let your prayer be in the presence of the Gospel. Study Jesus so that you may be imbued, filled with His Thought, His Feelings, His Will. If God reigns in you, infallibly this Reign of God is established over all the earth.” (Fr. Mathurin of the Mother of God)

the Apostles of Infinite Love in front of the crib scene, Die Apostel der unendlichen Liebe vor der Krippenszene

“Singing hymns becomes a prayer. There are many beautiful hymns, but the Christmas hymns are really sublime. There are so many truths contained in these hymns. They tell the reasons why Jesus came down on earth.” (Fr. Mathurin of the Mother of God)

The Apostles of Infinite Love in prayer, Die Apostel der Unendlichen Liebe im Gebet

“In His Passion, Jesus gives Himself up for me... He dies on a cross to prove that He loves me and He asks me: Do you love Me? Have I done enough to win your love for Me? -Yes, my Jesus! I love You as You expect, I really love You! Have mercy on me!...” (Fr. Mathurin of the Mother of God)

The Apostles of Infinite Love in prayer, Die Apostel der Unendlichen Liebe im Gebet

“The Rosary is an admirable prayer, requested by the Blessed Virgin Herself: we say it precisely to obtain the grace to please God, to meditate the life of Jesus and Mary, to learn to conform our life to theirs, to resemble them, to imitate them. This is the purpose of reciting the rosary.“ (Fr. John Gregory of the Trinity)

The Apostles of Infinite Love in prayer, Die Apostel der Unendlichen Liebe im Gebet

Pray without ceasing, Jesus tells us. We must pray without growing weary, so that God may lift us up, transform us, transfigure us. God wants to divinize us: this is a work impossible to man. But God can do it. He does it when we pray, when we pray without ceasing.” (Fr. Mathurin of the Mother of God)

The Apostles of Infinite Love in prayer, Die Apostel der Unendlichen Liebe im Gebet

“All the Saints were contemplating the Passion of Jesus. Jesus told us here many times: My children, contemplate My Passion, contemplate My sorrows and you will not be so cowardly. This is where all My Saints drew their strength. They were contemplating My Passion...” (Fr. Mathurin of the Mother of God)

Les Frères portent la Croix vers le haut de la montagne.

“We contemplate Jesus in all the mysteries of His life.  He accomplished our salvation in the cross, in the ignominious cross, in the despicable cross, in the cross that scorns, in the cross that humiliates, in the cross that hurts, in the cross that is incomprehensible.” (Fr. Mathurin of the Mother of God)

The Apostles of Infinite Love in prayer, Die Apostel der Unendlichen Liebe im Gebet

“Contemplate, meditate, deepen this great mystery of the cross. Make it the object of your study. Above all, open your heart to this great mystery. Reflect on it under God's gaze as you contemplate His Son Jesus who came on this earth to save us through the cross.” (Fr. Mathurin of the Mother of God)

The Apostles of Infinite Love in prayer, Die Apostel der Unendlichen Liebe im Gebet

“The soul usually living in the dispositions of total surrender and trust in Mary is wonderfully instructed by this good Mother Herself. Let us be little children in the hands of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Let us be in simplicity and humility; this is how God's work will be done in our souls.” (Fr. John Gregory of the Trinity)

The Apostles of Infinite Love in prayer, Die Apostel der Unendlichen Liebe im Gebet

“The path of love is a path of suffering. We must pray for one another so that the love of the cross may enter into the life of each one. One does not grant this grace to oneself. You have to ask God for it, especially for your neighbour. For the cross to become the light of your life, you must first accept it with love.” (Fr. Mathurin of the Mother of God)

The Apostles of Infinite Love in prayer, Die Apostel der Unendlichen Liebe im Gebet

“We must consider this drama of Redemption every day of our lives, not only during Lent or Holy Week, but every day we should meditate on what our Saviour has done for us.” (Fr. John Gregory of the Trinity)

our most powerful members: the elderly and the sick
The Apostles of Infinite Love in prayer, Die Apostel der Unendlichen Liebe im Gebet

“The elderly have, in the Church and in society in general, the role of "lightning rods"; they can obtain all kinds of graces and protection for humanity... provided, of course, that they truly accept their role.” (Fr. Mathurin of the Mother of God)

The elders among the Apostles of Infinite Love, Die Ältesten unter den Aposteln der Unendlichen Liebe

“The good elderly are an inspiration and an encouragement to the younger ones; first of all by this spirit of prayer, by their wisdom and sense of true values, by the example of their serenity and of a hundred hidden "little virtues" which the discomforts and inconveniences of gradual aging have taught them to practice.” (Fr. Mathurin)

The elders among the Apostles of Infinite Love, Die Ältesten unter den Aposteln der Unendlichen Liebe

“The care of the sick, the elderly, the infirm is a very great means of sanctification. It is a privilege because Our Lord has said, What you do to the least of My people, you do to Me. The sufferings of the sick are a great means of sanctification for them and for us.” (Fr. John Gregory of the Trinity)

The elders among the Apostles of Infinite Love, Die Ältesten unter den Aposteln der Unendlichen Liebe

“With age comes discomfort, sickness; you wither a little, sometimes a lot. It is God's plan to detach us from the earth and bring us closer to Him. This is the goal of our whole life, whether we are young or old: to live as much as possible in union with Christ, to walk in His footsteps.” (Fr. Mathurin of the Mother of God)

The elders among the Apostles of Infinite Love, Die Ältesten unter den Aposteln der Unendlichen Liebe

“Our elderly here are not empty-souled.  In those who pray the most, what light, what flame comes out of them!  They pray.  These seniors are treasures.” (Fr. Mathurin of the Mother of God)

The elders among the Apostles of Infinite Love, Die Ältesten unter den Aposteln der Unendlichen Liebe

“Sickness is a providential trial which we must accept as an evil permitted by God for our purification, for the atonement of our faults and those of others, for our association with Redemption. In a word, it is a source of grace for those who accept it willingly.” (Fr. John Gregory of the Trinity)

The elders among the Apostles of Infinite Love, Die Ältesten unter den Aposteln der Unendlichen Liebe

“Old age is not a plague; it is a blessing from God to prepare souls for eternity.  It is not without reason that the Church includes in the Litanies of the Saints the following invocation: From sudden and unexpected death, protect us, Lord. (Fr. Mathurin of the Mother of God)

The elders among the Apostles of Infinite Love, Die Ältesten unter den Aposteln der Unendlichen Liebe

“We have come into this Order to prepare ourselves for eternity. This is the only reason of our existence. If we have truly served God all our lives, with all our strength, it should be a joy for us to leave this earth and go find this good Master whom we love so much.” (Fr. John Gregory of the Trinity)

The elders among the Apostles of Infinite Love, Die Ältesten unter den Aposteln der Unendlichen Liebe

“The prayer of our sick people has a power that other prayers don't have, because they are on the cross.  I say this not only to console them, but because it is a reality; I am convinced of it.” (Fr. John Gregory of the Trinity)

The elders among the Apostles of Infinite Love, Die Ältesten unter den Aposteln der Unendlichen Liebe

“The Gospel asks every Christian to love his neighbor, not only as himself, but as God Himself has loved him, and to treat others as he would like to be treated. Even more so, these precepts of charity are to be practiced by Religious who are committed to evangelical perfection.” (Fr. John Gregory of the Trinity)

The elders among the Apostles of Infinite Love, Die Ältesten unter den Aposteln der Unendlichen Liebe

“If we say the Rosary it is precisely to obtain the grace of pleasing God; it is to meditate on the life of Jesus and Mary, to learn to conform our life to Theirs, to resemble Them, to imitate Them. This is how the rosary is a powerful means of holiness.” (Fr. John Gregory of the Trinity)