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IN THE INTERNATIONAL DHS FAMILY
With the Associates and the Consecrated Seculars, from now on we form the "DHS Family". All together, and each according to her own vocation, we live out the spirit of our foundresses, Marie Balavenne and Renee Burel, as we respond to the pressing needs of today.
Lay associates are men and women from all walks of life, of all ages, attracted by the charism of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit. They commit themselves to live this out in their daily life, in their family life, in their work, their leisure, in their various commitments in the Church and/or in society. They participate in regular gatherings: formation sessions, reflection days, spiritual retreat. The number of associates is increasing in all units of the Congregation. Over the past few years deeper bonds are being woven among (...)
Consecrated seculars are single women, rooted in their baptismal consecration, committed by the evangelical vows of celibacy, poverty and obedience in the Secular Branch of the DHS.
Apostolic Religious are women who, having been drawn by Christ, commit themselves by vow to follow him by consecrating their whole life to him in chastity, poverty and obedience. They live in community with other sisters. Personal and community prayer are at the heart of their daily lives. Together, in the Church, they want to be attentive to the voice of the Holy Spirit and, with (...)