I am the Way, the Truth and the Life
Our Lord in his Holy Gospel
Our Spirituality is deeply Marian. The Order takes the Most Blessed Virgin Mary as its model so as to imitate her life of prayer, penance, poverty, chastity, obedience and faith, thus willing to obey the Commandment of Christ when He died on the Cross: taking, as Saint John did, Mary as our Mother. We maintain the celebration of the Mass in the Tridentine rite, and we also emphasize on Adoration, to testify to our faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, while also maintaining the Rites of the Sacraments in their pre-Vatican II form, in the same way certain Eastern Churches maintain their proper, centuries-old rites.
The life of Fraternite Notre Dame's members is deeply Evangelical, especially taking in their life the passage from Holy Scriptures dealing with the Beatitudes, so they may be to everyone's eyes a leaven of peace and unity, in a world where love has turned tepid.
Our Lord to Most Reverend Bishop Jean Marie, Sept. 6th, 1974
The Most Blessed Eucharist is the Real Presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Host, with his Body, his Soul and his Divinity.
Now, it is thanks to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, through the Priest, that Our Lord gives himself to us. Participation in the Eucharistic Sacrifice is a true meeting with the Risen Christ.
Sacred Heart of Jesus
"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light".
(St Matt. Ch XI, V 28-30)
The Divine Mercy
Devotion to Divine Mercy can be expressed notably through the veneration of the picture of the Merciful Christ, showing his open side, whence spring out two rays of light, a symbol for the Blood that increases the life in souls, and the Water which purifies the souls.