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Our Life

We strive to grow daily in faith and Christian virtue.
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We propose the Evangelical Counsels of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience, lived according to the state in life of each resident. Prayer and charity are also central to our way of life. 


  • Take time every day for prayer and contemplation. If you need guidance, your house administrator will be happy to help!

  • You are highly encouraged to join us for the Divine Office (a.k.a. Liturgy of the Hours). Don’t worry if you've never prayed it. We can help you learn. 

  • Residents are encouraged to attend daily Mass and receive the sacraments as often as possible.

  • Spiritual Direction is strongly recommended. If you don't have a spiritual director, your house administrator may be able to help you find one. 

Besides basic respect of other residents, you can foster fraternal charity by:

  • Attending common meals when you are able

  • Attending community events

  • Praying for the community and the CFP which sponsors Guadalupe House.

  • Refraining from gossip​



  • Use utilities such as water, heat, and electricity with moderation.

  • Avoid bringing excessive possessions with you or accumulating more than you can neatly store in your room.

  • Keep common areas clean, tidying up after yourself when necessary.



  • Dating is allowed for those discerning marriage, but please do not have your date at the house except for pick-up/drop-off, or if there is a community event to which they are invited. 

  • Avoid foul language and humor in speech and in media.

  • Pornography is absolutely forbidden. 

Dress modestly. Modest clothing is meant to conceal rather than reveal.


  • Let the house administrator know about your work schedule and other engagements. 

  • Let the house administrator know ahead of time if you will be away overnight.

  • Be diligent and respectful during any volunteer hours. 

  • Stick to commitments made to the house and to your own spiritual life.

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