From all eternity, God has a purpose for your life

Maybe this is the first time you’ve thought about what your vocation is… “What is God calling me to do with my life?”

The good news is, He has planned your vocation from all eternity!

God chooses to reveal each person’s vocation through specific circumstances. You are not choosing, you’re trying to discover, with grace, His beautiful mystery for your life.

Am I called to serve the people of God as a Sister of Charity?

Meet the Sisters

“And I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy. I will betroth you to me in faithfulness, and you shall know the Lord.”

Hosea 2:19-20

Sister Mary Kathleen, SCMC

Sister Mary Kathleen grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and met the Sisters at a religious conference in Mundelein, Illinois. She enjoys many different activities including: writing stories and poetry, drawing, painting, going for walks, visiting the ocean, photography, learning about how to teach reading, and working with students with special learning needs. She also enjoys praying, talking and laughing with her Sisters.

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The LORD is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1

Sister Mary Patrick, SCMC

Sister Mary Patrick grew up in Manchester Connecticut and was attracted to the Sisters’ joyful and simple spirit when they came to her parish in 1960. Sister likes anything with music; listening, playing and directing the Sister’s choir. She can often be found mopping the floors around the house in any spare time.

“The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.” Psalm 23:1

Sister M. Josephine, SCMC

Sister M. Josephine was born and spent much of her life in Burundi, Africa. She eventually met the Sisters at St. Agnes convent chapel in St. Paul, Minnesota. One day when she was praying in their chapel a Sister invited her to come on a visit. She was drawn to the Sisters by their generosity and the peace she felt around them. Sister enjoys preparing veggie trays, taking walks, and treating the Sisters to homemade caramel popcorn!

“For with God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1:37

Sister M. Gabriel, SCMC

Sister M. Gabriel was born in Bath, Pennsylvania and grew up in Bourne, Massachusetts. She met the Sisters when she came to the Academy of the Holy Family as a sophomore in high school. When her mom first pulled into the Academy parking lot, she felt like this was where God wanted her to be. She was drawn to the Sisters’ simplicity. She enjoys animals, art and basketball.

“God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.” 1 John 4:16

Sister M. Loreto, SCMC

Sister M. Loreto was born in New Jersey, but moved and grew up in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. She picked up a brochure about the community while on a vocational retreat and was inspired to write to them. Mother Marie Alma (the foundress) responded immediately. She was attracted by their conservative way of life, the habit and giving up all for Jesus. Sister M. Loreto enjoys spending time with her community and family.

“…Without Me you can do nothing.”John 15:5

Sister Elizabeth, SCMC

Sister Elizabeth grew up in Bristol, Rhode Island. She met our foundress, Mother Marie Alma at the Blue Army Shrine in Washington, New Jersey. Mother Marie Alma invited her to come visit the convent. She was attracted to the Sisters by their happiness, joy, and, of course, she liked the habit. Sister often spends part of her afternoon crocheting and knitting while enjoying a cup of coffee.

“And he cried, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’” Luke 18:38

Sister Marie Lucette, SCMC

Sister Marie Lucette grew up in Belize. She met the Sisters when she came to the Academy of the Holy Family as a sophomore. When a community celebration approaches, Sister can very often be found decorating and planning the celebration!

“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.” Luke 15:4-5

Mother Mary Mark, SCMC

Mother Mary Mark grew up nearby in Norwich, Connecticut. While studying at the Academy she was drawn to the Sisters’ simplicity. Mother’s hobbies include cooking, ice skating, and basketball!

“Lord, you have probed me, you know me: you know when I sit and stand; you understand my thoughts from afar.” Psalm 139

Sister Mary Jane, SCMC

Sister Mary Jane grew up in Central and South Vietnam. She moved to Massachusetts in 1992. She met the Sisters through a Vietnamese priest. She remembers being very attracted by the Sisters’ beautiful habit. She says “it was love at first sight!” Sister enjoys Vietnamese dancing, cooking and also appreciates sharing Vietnamese culture with the Sisters.

“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life…” Psalm 27:4

Sister Marie Alexandria, SCMC

Sister grew up mostly in Illinois but often moved because of her father’s work. She met the Sisters on a discernment weekend.  After getting hired at the Sisters’ nursing home in Wisconsin, she decided she’d like to enter our congregation. She was especially attracted to the Sisters charity and peace. Sister M. Alexandria enjoys many hobbies; drawing, Irish dancing, reading, music, painting, kayaking and playing frisbee.

“God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.” 1 John 4:16

“You have not chosen me, I have chosen you.”

John 15:16

“With Mary, our lives continually proclaim the greatness of the Lord and the joy experienced in rendering service to Him.”

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