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The “Heart of our Religious Family”

“Within our communities and also within the heart of our religious family, they [the contemplatives] will endeavor to benefit all by  their own dedication…” — SSVM Monastic Rule, 141 On the Front Lines Our congregation, the Institute Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará, has both active missionaries and contemplative nuns. Our contemplative sisters share in the apostolic work of our Religious Family by their life of prayer and penance… 

“Come and See” the Life of a Contemplative Servidora

Registration is open! Within our congregation we have both active missionaries and contemplative nuns. Our contemplative sisters live a simple and hidden life in the cloister, but they are “the vanguard of all the apostolic works of the Institute, since with their prayer life and penance they obtain from the Lord the necessary graces for salvation of many souls” (SSVM Directory of Spirituality, 93). Our Contemplative House of Prayer in Brooklyn, NY will… 

Mother of Our Religious Family

Our Mother Today our Religious Family all over the world celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lady of Lujan, our patroness and mother (because May 8th fell on Sunday this year, the feast was moved to May 9th). In 2011, the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of the Immaculate and Pure Conception of Lujan was officially named by the Holy See as Patroness of the Institute Servants of the Lord… 

“Tell the whole world about My Inconceivable Mercy”

“Tell the whole world about My Inconceivable mercy…a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners.” Diary of St. Faustina, 699 Since the year 2000, the Sunday within the Octave of Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday. Jesus promised St. Faustina: Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment (Diary, 300). He told her of the great desire… 

“Come and See” and the Spiritual Exercises: April 2022

This April 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… 

Saint Joseph, Patron and Protector

34th Anniversary of the Servidoras March 19, Solemnity of St. Joseph, marks 34 years since the foundation of our congregation of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará. This day is kept with great solemnity and festivity by our sisters in every country and every mission. Yesterday, 23 sisters around the world professed their perpetual vows: in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Italy, Ecuador and Russia. In addition,… 

“Come and See” the Life of a Contemplative Servidora

Registration is open! Within our congregation we have both active missionaries and contemplative nuns. Our contemplative sisters live a simple and hidden life in the cloister, but they are “the vanguard of all the apostolic works of the Institute, since with their prayer life and penance they obtain from the Lord the necessary graces for salvation of many souls” (SSVM Directory of Spirituality, 93). Our Contemplative House of Prayer in Brooklyn, NY will… 

America, Defend Life!

“America, you are beautiful! Beautiful and blessed in so many ways. Your best beauty, you’re richest blessing is found in the human person. The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being but especially the weakest most defenseless ones. If you want equal justice for all and true freedom and lasting peace then, America, defend life!”  — St. John Paul II, Apostolic Visit to US,… 

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.…