We are a contemplative community with evangelistic apostolates, following the Rule of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis of Assisi, and the Constitutions of the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. We were born of the Charismatic Renewal and have a Charismatic sprituality that includes praise and worship, and the use of the charismatic gifts of the Spirit both in prayer and in ministry.
We were erected as a Religious Institute of Diocesan Right on April 7, 1991 by Most Reverend Leroy T. Matthiesen, the sixth Bishop of Amarillo, Texas. Our Motherhouse is located in the Diocese of Amarillo, and we have had a mission house in Monterrey, Mexico, since 1977. We also had mission houses in other locations such as Lubbock, Texas, and Miramar, Florida.
(formulated and approved by the Second General Chapter in January of 2002)
"The Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ is a Franciscan Religious community. Called to witness to the Gospel, they seek to draw all people into a personal relationship with Jesus through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. This flows from a deep life of prayer, praise, and on-going conversion in loving commintment to one another."