canada-compromisosThese commitments are common to all the members of the Home of the Mother:

- To pray the Angelus every morning and the daily Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary with the formulas that are proper to the Association.
- A spiritual life, virtues and apostolate according to one's state of life and level of commitment.
- Confession at least once a month.
- A five minute examination of conscience and prayer of the three Hail Marys and Hail Holy Queen before going to bed.
- Making known to others the richness of one's life by apostolate.
- To receive the imposition of the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel as soon as possible if it hasn't already been received.

I. Friends

Every day:
- To visit Jesus in the Tabernacle for five minutes, reading a passage of the Gospels.  If this is not possible it can be substituted by five minutes of reflection before a crucifix and an image of the Virgin at home or in some quiet place.

- They may take on other commitments in harmony with the missions and the spirituality of the Home, in agreement with their spiritual director.

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II.  Volunteers

Every day:
- At least a quarter of an hour of mental prayer and one mystery of the Rosary.
- At least a quarter of an hour of spiritual reading.

Every week:
- To attend the LHM meetings

Every month:
- To visit every two weeks or at least once a month their spiritual guide.  Before choosing their spiritual guide they should procure the approval of the Superior General of the Servant Priests and Brothers or the Superior General of the Servant Sisters or someone delegated by them.
- They should attend activities programmed for them.

Every year:
- Attendance at the four-day retreat of Spiritual Exercises in silence.
- To attend, if possible, the other activites organized by the Home of the Mother such as the Holy Week Encounter and summer activities.

III. Committed

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Every day:
- At least half an hour of prayer, Mass and communion.
- At least a quarter of an hour of spiritual reading and the Rosary.

Every week:
- Attendance at the LHM meetings

Every month:
- To visit every two weeks or at least once a month their spiritual guide.  Before choosing their spiritual guide they should procure the approval of the Superior General of the Servant Priests and Brothers or the Superior General of the Servant Sisters or someone delegated by them.
- They must attend activities programmed for them.

Every year:
- Attendance at the four-day retreat of Spiritual Exercises in silence.
- To attend, if possible, the other activites organized by the Home of the Mother such as the Holy Week Encounter and summer activities.
- The committed member must strive to cultivate the virtues, especially those which he or she sees to be most necessary in accordance with his or her state of life. S/he will cultivate especially humility and patience, charity and chastity in his/her state, diligence and temperance.
- S/he must perfect himself/herself in the innate qualities that s/he possesses, in order to place them at the service of God and neighbor.

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IV. Witnesses

Witnesses, whose commitments are the same as those of the Committed or Volunteers, but with these two added:

- They will place at the disposition of the Home of the Mother at least half of their vacation time or free time for whatever task is assigned to them.
- They will put aside at least one tenth part of their annual income for the sustenance of the apostolic works of the Home of the Mother.

FORMULA OF COMMITMENT FOR THE LAY MEMBERS OF THE H.M.

Heavenly Father,

I …………………………….., make the oblation and offering of my person, with the grace of your Divine Son and the strength of the Holy Spirit, under the protection of  Our Mother, and before the Holy Church that your Son has founded, to be the Home of the Mother as a …………………………, for one year.

May my thoughts, desires and actions always be for your glory and praise and may they always be directed towards the fulfillment of the missions that you have given us: the Defense of the Eucharist, the Defense of the honor of Our Mother, especially in the privilege of her virginity and the Conquest of the youth for Jesus Christ.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen