What is the Chain of Love?
It is a way of
how to live the baptismal priesthood. The Blesssed Concepción Cabrera de Armida, inspired by
Christ, called this practice the "Chain of Love".
The Chain of Love is also the exercise of the spiritual
priesthood by which "all their works, prayers and apostolic
undertakings, family and married life, daily work,
relaxation of mind and body, if they are accomplished in the
Spirit--indeed even the hardships of life if patiently
borne--all these become spiritual sacrifices acceptable to
God through Jesus Christ"
(L.G. No. 34; cf. I P 2,5).
This is what our Bylaws says about the Chain of Love:
The Chain of Love is the characteristic way of living the
baptismal priesthood for those who live the Spirituality of
We will live the Chain of Love, taking on its existence like
Jesus, in faithfulness to God and all people, making a
permanent offering of one's life. We will study its
fundamentals and rules and encourage its practice.
As a consequence of our loving attention to God, we
will each day, with the frequency that is possible for us,
Offering of the Incarnate Word.
"I, from the moment
of My Incarnation in Mary's most pure womb, acquired graces. I want you, transformed into Me, living out of My own life,
not to do from now on anything else.
Offer yourself in my union and offer me at each instant to the
Eternal Father with the so noble goal of saving souls and giving
"Listen, you are going to make a Chain.
Each hour of your life will be one of its golden links, offering it
for this intention; I want you to stop only on your death."(Conchita's Diary,
June 21, 1906)
Let us live the notable grace of the Church's baptismal priesthood or of
"Chain of Love".
Jesus is asking us for it: "I wish for a mighty stimulus to be given to
this expiatory act, joining victims to the Great Victim... and that in
unity, everybody would offer me and offer themselves in my union"