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Contemplation of the Father as a Mystery of

“Active” love

"Only God is good" and is "the source of every good." He is always at work. His deeds are concrete and splendid interventions of love, which transform the history of the human events into the history of salvation (mirabilia Dei - the wonderful things of God) and reveal his fatherly face. The supreme deed, God's masterpiece, is the Crucified Jesus, the perfect icon of the Father's love.   

Contemplation of the Crucified, as a mystery of

given love

The Crucified is the utmost attestation that "to love is to serve." The dynamism of the Somascan Spirituality expresses itself in following "the way of the Crucified." Christ carrying the cross becomes the role model on the way of an active love, which takes upon oneself the wounds of the human suffering and heals them.      

Contemplation of the Holy Spirit, as a Mystery of

Communion

The Somascan Spirituality expresses itself by being fully docile to the Spirit. It requires that one allow oneself to be internally shaped by Him, in order to become more and more similar to Christ, the Servant, and to become instruments in which Christ works. The Lord's Spirit spurs one on the way of peace and love.      
1. Contemplation of the Father
6 Letters written by Saint Jerome Emiliani constitute the foundation of the Somascan Spirituality “Our dear Father, Lord Jesus Christ, because of your infinite goodness we ask you to restore the Christian people to the sanctity of life of the time of the Apostles.” The Somascan Order is part of the religious movement that developed in the midst of the Christian renewal in the sixteenth century. Founded in 1532, it is second in the chronological series of the Orders of the Clerics Regular.  
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2. Contemplation of the Crucified
3. Contemplation of the Holy Spirit
The Somascan Fathers continue the legacy of St. Jerome's commitment in serving the poor and taking care of the orphans and abandoned youth
4. Contemplation of the Mother of God

Contemplation of the Mother of God,

as a Mystery of Lived Love 

The humble servant of the Lord teaches that loving is serving through her example of total, confident availability to God. In His turn, "God fills her with His love and accomplishes His greatest works in her. She becomes an example of prompt (cum festinatione), solicitous, active charity toward those in need.   
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Contemplation of the Father as a Mystery of

“Active” love

"Only God is good" and is "the source of every good." He is always at work. His deeds are concrete and splendid interventions of love, which transform the history of the human events into the history of salvation (mirabilia Dei - the wonderful things of God) and reveal his fatherly face. The supreme deed, God's masterpiece, is the Crucified Jesus, the perfect icon of the Father's love.   

Contemplation of the Crucified, as a mystery

of given love

The Crucified is the utmost attestation that "to love is to serve." The dynamism of the Somascan Spirituality expresses itself in following "the way of the Crucified." Christ carrying the cross becomes the role model on the way of an active love, which takes upon oneself the wounds of the human suffering and heals them.      

Contemplation of the Holy Spirit, as a Mystery

of Communion

The Somascan Spirituality expresses itself by being fully docile to the Spirit. It requires that one allow oneself to be internally shaped by Him, in order to become more and more similar to Christ, the Servant, and to become instruments in which Christ works. The Lord's Spirit spurs one on the way of peace and love.       
1. Contemplation of the Father
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2. Contemplation of the Crucified
3. Contemplation of the Holy Spirit
The Somascan Fathers, taking care of orphans and abandoned youth
4. Contemplation of the Mother of God

Contemplation of the Mother of God, as a

Mystery of Lived Love 

The humble servant of the Lord teaches that loving is serving through her example of total, confident availability to God. In His turn, "God fills her with His love and accomplishes His greatest works in her. She becomes an example of prompt (cum festinatione), solicitous, active charity toward those in need.    
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