Familiar Faces in Papua New Guinea and Northern Europe!

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Recently our Vicar General, Mother Mary of the Sacred Heart Gaes, SSVM (USA), made a visit to the mission in Papua New Guinea.  Mother Sacred Heart, originally from Maryland, served as Mistress of Novices and Provincial Superior before being called to serve as our Vicar General in Rome. During her visit she spent time getting […]

Marching for Life in 2017: A Photo Essay

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On January 27, 2017 we gathered once more in Washington, DC to demonstrate on behalf of life.  The 44th Annual March for Life was especially robust, diverse, and young — like the face of the Pro-Life movement at large! We have come a long way since 1974…and remain so grateful to those pioneers of the movement, […]

Registration Still Open for Spiritual Exercises Retreat: February 17 – 20, 2017

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Our Religious Family is offering Spiritual Exercises (a silent retreat) over the Presidents’ Day weekend at two locations in the Washington / Maryland area, one for men and one for women.  A great opportunity to take time apart to pray, and to prepare for a fruitful Lenten season! Spiritual Exercises for Women, Presidents’ Day Weekend 2017 […]

Grassroots Movement Takes to the Streets in San Francisco: the 13th Annual Walk for Life

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Lots of women.  A passion for justice.  Public demonstration to change legislation that hurts the most vulnerable. Yes, that’s right, I was marching in San Francisco on January 21, 2017 in the 13th Annual Walk for Life! Tens of thousands of women, men, and children from across all the spectrum of nationalities and backgrounds gathered […]

In Memoriam: M. Maria Mater Mundi Salvatoris (1980-2017)

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The Lord has called one of our young missionary sisters to Himself.  Mother Maria Mater Mundi Salvatoris Quizhpe Cuenca, SSVM, aged 36, was the local superior of our community in Mexico which cares for elderly diocesan priests.  She died in Mérida, Mexico in the early hours of January 10, 2017 following a brain aneurysm on […]

Editor’s Picks: Top Articles of 2016

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In thanksgiving to God for the past year of digital apostolate, we highlight some of the top articles which our new readers might like to see, and our old readers might remember, re-read or pass on!  Happy 2017 to all! Sr. Maria Theotokos, SSVM Editor of ssvmusa.org 2016 and the Year of Mercy Thanking the […]

Rejoice! A Savior is Born for Us Today!

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The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you […]