Prayer is essential to the Christian life. St. Teresa of Avila once said: “He who prays much has a great chance of going to heaven. He who prays a little has a little chance of going to heaven. He who does not pray has no chance of going to heaven.” So we must pray, and pray much! But the amount of our prayer does depend on our state in life — lay persons cannot be expected to pray the same number of hours that monks and nuns pray, nor should we expect the same from a single woman as a widow or a mother with small children. But we all need prayer!
Confraternity members make a commitment to pray every day [please see the “Seeking Holiness” page for more details]. The pages attached to this page (on the drop-down menu) will give more details regarding the various elements of our prayer life.