The life of a Reparatrix is two-fold in character: by turns it is occupied (1) with God in prayer and praise, and
(2) with the neighbor in self-devoting apostolic work.
Reparation to God, as offended and despised, especially in the mystery of the Eucharist, is realized, in the first place,
by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Each day the Blessed Sacrament is exposed at about seven in the morning, at the conventual Mass. It remains
exposed till the time of Benediction, which takes place toward the close of day. After Mass, the adorers succeed one
another in pairs, every half-hour. Thus, in the midst of cities, in which sin abounds, where words of blasphemy
ring through the air, where contempt of God and His law exhibits itself in all manner of scandals and crimes, where sacriliges
perhaps are committed, the Divine Master, the King eternal, receives due homage on the throne of His Love.
There are those who keep Him company, who adore Him, who humble themselves at His feet, who ask pardon for all the unfortunates
who know not what they do, and for the guilty, who know too well.
As a reparation for the offenses of which our Lord is the object during the night, two religious are appointed to
adore before the tabernacle, from midnight to one o'clock.
Every Thursday, in memory of the insitution of the Eucharist and of the Passion, the Blessed Sacrament remains exposed
all night, as also on the three nights preceeding Ash Wednesday.
The Divine Eucharist is the center, the hearth of the Christian life, especially of a life of reparation. The Reparatrix
should live near the Blessed Sacrament; their souls should live on the Blessed Sacrament; hence frequent communion
is in accordance with the spirit, the rules, and the usages of Blessed Emilie's spirituality.
Besides the morning hour of prayer, the Mass, the adorations, the examens, the Benediction, a half-hour's spiritual reading,
the rosary, the litanies of the Blessed Virgin and the Saints, the choir religious, with the intention of making reparation
to the adorable Heart of our Lord, assemble three times a day to recite the Office of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. On
Saturdays and on feasts of the Blessed Virgin, they substitute for this office that of the Immaculate Conception.
The principal devotions are the great devotions of the Catholic Church: the Eucharist; the Sacred Heart of Jesus; the
Passion; and the Immaculate Conception. The principal feasts are, first, those which rank first in the universal Church,
together with feasts connected with devotions mentioned above, and the Feast of St. Joseph; next in order, those which recall
memorable dates or names dear to the Society; and also the feasts of the Saints and the Blesseds of the Society of Jesus.
The sacraments received by Reparatrices--Penance, the Eucharist, and Extreme Unction--should be received in a spirit
of reparation. The religious should be Reparatrices till their last sigh.
This desire, this need, this passion, in the matter of reparation should penetrate the soul, the acts, the entire existence
of a Reparatrice, in accordance with the instructions of Blessed Emilie.
Marie de L'agnus Dei, pages 127-128