Rebuild my Church
FROM MY HEART
Fr. Pablo Menor, S.J.
Father Pablo Menor, S.J., an apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the new Christian millennium, was the instrument Providence used to establish Pro Ecclesia Sancta. Throughout his long life, he undertook a series of apostolic initiatives which culminated in what today is Pro Ecclesia Sancta.
Pro Ecclesia Sancta is canonically an Ecclesial Family of Diocesan Right. “Ecclesial Family” connotes a relatively new type of institute of consecrated life whose fundamental characteristic is to be composed of various branches--in our case, branches of religious priests and brothers, of religious sisters, and of lay members--all united under a single general superior.
A new family within
the Catholic Church
“A saint and a conqueror of saints,
through prayer, through example, through action.
A saint, while he is in the making, cannot be concerned with himself alone.
His holiness will be simultaneously the seed of another saints,
a grain made fruitful by the One who brought about his first growth.”
FR. PABLO MENOR
We exist to live and promote the vocation to holiness by means of the spirituality of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to thus contribute to the renewal, strengthening, and expansion--by attraction--of the Catholic Church, for Christ to reign, for His Heart to reign ad maximam Trinitatis gloriam.
“A faithful son of Your Church
Our Spirituality is that of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This spirituality is lived out through three inseparable dimensions: to love, to repair, and to win souls for Christ so that He may reign and so that man may truly live.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus
PROGRAM OF INTERIOR LIFE
The interior life of our members is encapsulated by the “Seven Basic Points” and the “Five Slogans”.
The Seven Basic Points are:
A Spirit of Prayer
A Spirit of Abnegation
Love for Jesus Christ in the Eucharist
Love for Our Lady
A Spirit of Vigilance (including the daily examination of conscience, spiritual direction, and frequent confession)
Knowledge of the Faith
Annual Spiritual Exercises
The Five Slogans are:
“Holiness, great holiness, growing and uninterrupted holiness.” This is the ideal, guide, and goal of our spirituality.
“From the Church, in the Church, with the Church, by the Church, and for the Church.” Equally essential, for otherwise we would not be Pro Ecclesia Sancta.
“From Mary, in Mary, with Mary, by Mary, and for Mary.” The Blessed Virgin is the co-proprietor of our Institute, and she accompanies us with the love of a Mother and as the Custodian of all that we are and will be. Without her Pro Ecclesia Sancta would not exist. She is ever our Mother, Teacher, and Queen.
“From the Heart of Jesus, in the Heart of Jesus, with the Heart of Jesus, by and for the Heart of Jesus.” From the beginning, the Sacred Heart has been everything for us: Author, Father, Teacher, Model, Master, supreme Lord, aside from the general titles He has as God, Redeemer, Judge, etc. Our history makes it plain: Pro Ecclesia Sancta is from the Heart of Jesus!
“For the glory of the Father, through the knowledge, love and imitation of the Son, in the Holy Spirit, with the intercession of Mary.”
do we direct our efforts?
To all persons of good will. In a special way, however, we seek to serve youth and families, two groups which are presently the most vulnerable and yet at the same time have the most bearing upon the future for the Church and for the world.