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WHO WE ARE

The congregation counts about 300 Sisters who serve in more than forty different communities throughout the world and thrive to embody the spirituality and …

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WHAT WE DO

In a special way, sisters live the Benedictine spirituality by praying daily and working to help the elderly residents of Saint Joseph’s Home for the Aged …

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WHERE WE WORK

The Missionary Sisters of Saint Benedict are an international congregation with communities in five countries (Poland, Ukraine, Brazil, Ecuador, and the USA) …

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“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Matthew • 6:33

“If there is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love, any participation in the Spirit, any compassion and mercy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing.”

Philippians • 2:1-2

“You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God.”

Micah • 6:8

“In their distress they cried to the LORD, who brought them out of their peril; He hushed the storm to silence, the waves of the sea were stilled. They rejoiced that the sea grew calm, that God brought them to the harbor they longed for.”

Psalm • 107:28-30

DIVINE MERCY

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, of your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, In atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Holy God, Holy Almighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

BLACK MADONNA

My soul gives glory to the Lord, In God my Savior I rejoice. My lowliness he did regard, exalting me by by his own choice. From this day all shall call me blest, for he has done great things for me. Of all great names his is the best, for it is holy; strong is he. His mercy goes to all who fear, from age to age and to all parts. His arm of strength to all is here; He casts the mighty from their throne and raises those of low degree; He feeds the hungry as his own, the rich depart in poverty. He raised his servant Israel, Remembering his eternal grace, as from of old he did foretell to Abraham and all his race. O Father, Son and Spirit blest. In Threefold Name are you adored. To you be every prayer addrest, From age to age the only Lord.

RULE OF ST. BENEDICT

The Rule of Saint Benedict has been used by Benedictines for fifteen centuries, and thus St. Benedict is sometimes regarded as the founder of Western monasticism. There is, however, no evidence to suggest that Benedict intended to found a religious order in the modern sense and it was not until the later Middle Ages that mention was made of an “Order of Saint Benedict”. His Rule was written as a guide for individual, autonomous communities, and to this day all Benedictine Houses (and the Congregations in which they have grouped themselves) remain self-governing. Advantages seen in retaining this unique Benedictine emphasis on autonomy include cultivating models of tightly bonded communities and contemplative lifestyles.

A PRAYER IN HONOR OF SAINT SCHOLASTICA

O God, to show us where innocence leads, you made the soul of your virgin Saint Scholastica soar to heaven like a dove in flight. Grant through her merits and her prayers that we may so live in innocence as to attain to joys everlasting. This we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.

THAT IN ALL GOD MAY BE GLORIFIED (RULE OF ST. BENEDICT)

If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. – 1 Perter 4:11