The Cenacle Sisters of England and Ireland

Our Mission and Vision


“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of the bread and the prayers” Acts 2:42

“Prayer, which is at the centre of the mystery of the Cenacle, should permeate our life. It draws down on us and the world the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It confirms us in our consecration to God and our personal love for Jesus Christ and all whom he loves. This familiarity with God unites our prayer and our apostolic activity so that we are moved to action by prayer while action urges us to pray”. Constitutions 25


“All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary, the mother of Jesus” Acts 1:14

“Our aim is to make the Gospel known to the people of our time by the ministry confided to us. We must ourselves be caught up by the love of Jesus Christ since our lives, far more than our words, must speak clearly of Christ.” Constitutions 2


“I chose you and appointed you that you should go out and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide” John 15:16

The word Cenacle recalls the gathering together of the disciples out of love for the Lord. The lives of the group with Mary in the Cenacle and of the first Christians living the spirit of the Gospel had a communitarian dimension. Today in the Cenacle we freely choose and are strongly committed to community life, Jesus Christ having called us together and united us for the same mission. (Constitutions 67)

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