Mission and Charism
- The mission of the Sisters of our Mother of Divine Grace is to strive for the fulfillment of Christ's prayer after instituting the Eucharist: "that all may be one" (John 17:22), that all be united in the truth of the Roman Catholic Church. Sanctified in truth by dedication to the service of God and being strengthened by the words and example of Christ, they endeavor to bring all to the knowledge and love of the Father. Since in Mary the Holy Spirit works marvels of grace, the sisters unite with her, the Mother of Divine Grace, in their efforts to promote unity in truth. Constitutions SMDG
The sisters live a common life in imitation of the unity in the Trinity. A gift from the Spirit, their common life finds its nourishment in the Eucharist. To strengthen their bonds of unity and charity, the sisters daily renew their offering to God by participation in the Eucharistic Sacrifice, Holy Communion and daily adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. As they raise their hearts to Jesus through Mary, the community intercedes for the reign of truth in the hearts of all men, unity in the Church and true ecumenism among Christians.
The prayer of the community is one of submission to truth manifested in the teachings of the Catholic Church. Daily offering the Liturgy of the Hours (Office of the Readings, Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer), the sisters deepen their relationship with Christ and one another, interceding for all those who sincerely seek the truth.
Daily meditation on sacred scripture and daily Adoration of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament stengthens their bond to God and one another enabling them to be witnesses to His grace and truth to others. Because God has given Mary as the most zealous guardian of peace and unity, the sisters daily contemplate with faith the mysteries of salvation contained in the Rosary.
The Sisters actively witness to the primacy of God in their lives through daily attendance at Mass, prayer and service. Their spirituality permeates the apostolate and gives it life. In promoting a unity in truth and love, the community's ministries presently include: parish administration; working with parish catechetical groups; children, youth and adults, and ministering to the sick and elderly.
Full of grace, Mary accompanies the Church's journey toward Christian unity. (cf. Redemptoris Mater, 30) As Mother of all believers, she prays for the unity of God's family. The sisters entrust to their Heavenly Patroness their prayers and apostolic ministries for greater unity.
"In the Eucharist, gift of the paschal mystery, the Sisters find the source of truth and unity."
Constitutions, Sisters of Our Mother of Divine Grace