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Christ is born!

Christ is born! Glorify Him! Icon in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem Your birth, O Christ our God,has shed upon the world the light of knowledge.For through it, those who worshipped the starhave learned from a star to worship You, the Sun of Justice,and to know you, the Dawn from on High.Glory to You, O Lord.– from the Byzantine Divine Liturgy for Christmas The sisters from the Province… 

“Grace upon Grace” in the Province of the Immaculate Conception: 13 New Marys and New Habits!

 And from his fulness have we all received, grace upon grace. – John 1:16 Yesterday, December 8th, marked the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of our country and also of our Province (our province includes the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guyana and Suriname).  This year December 8th also marked the closing of the year of St. Joseph, patron and protector of our Institute. Inmaculada Concepción, by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.… 

Final Vows and Investiture of Habit in Guyana

Profession of Final Vows November 13, the Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, marked an important and joyous day in our mission in Guyana. On that day Sister Mary Our Lady of Charity, the second Guyanese vocation for our Institute, professed her final vows in the town of Charity on the Essequibo Coast. Sister Mary Our Lady of Charity with her family after the Mass of Profession of Perpetual Vows… 

Spouses of Christ & New Marys

Our Religious family in the Province of the Immaculate Conception has much to give thanks for in these first days of November! First Vows in Washington, DC In Washington DC, 11 sisters professed their first vows, promising to live “chaste for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven; poor, manifesting that God is man’s only real treasure; and obedient, even to death on the cross, in order to follow the… 

Our Province Now “Breathes with Both Lungs”! ~ The Arrival of Our Ukrainian Sisters

Our Province Now “Breathes with Both Lungs”! Happy Feast of St. John Paul II! Our Spiritual Father, said: “One cannot breathe as a Christian, or rather, as a Catholic, with only one lung; one must have two lungs, of the East and of the West” (St. John Paul II, OR 08/06/1980). Today, on his feast day, we rejoice that our Province of the Immaculate Conception now “breathes with her two… 

Come and See: November 19-21, 2021

This November we have an opportunity for those who are discerning a call to the religious life, and more specifically, to our religious Institute. Taking time to visit a religious congregation in order to “Come and See” how their spirituality and charism is lived out in daily and communal life can be a helpful step in discernment. Below are listed some events for getting to know our community better and… 

Spouses according to His Heart

We desire “to give Spouses to Jesus Christ according to His Heart” In the past few weeks, six sisters who are from our province professed their final vows in various places.  We pray that by the grace of God, they will be Spouses who are conformed to the Heart of Christ, the Divine Bridegroom. Referring to the profession and the living of religious vows, our Constitutions say: The religious life,… 

Chastity Promise

On August 20th, a group of young adults at our parish in Dallas, Texas, made a promise to live chastity until marriage.  The palpable joy that radiated from them was a testimony of the fruit of this commitment they made. We share with you below the text of the brief chronicle written by one of our IVE priests who works with this group and helped to bring this about. You… 

Summer 2021

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.Genesis 8:22 Summer is a time for rest and a time for a change of activity. Summer 2021 has been a full summer for the Servidoras in our province. They have spent some time resting and praying, recuperating after a year’s hard work. They have also been busy with summer apostolates and… 

“To evangelize the culture – to transfigure it into Christ!”

The Feast of the Transfiguration holds a place of particular importance for our religious family. As our Directory of Spirituality says, it “reminds us of the specific purpose of our small religious family: to evangelize the culture – to transfigure it into Christ” (122).  That’s why this day is the day on which we particularly celebrate our charism – the evangelization of the culture! Our rule further instructs us (cf.…