OneLife LA 2016 – Los Angeles, CA

January 30, 2016 by  
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Four of our sisters joined tens of thousands of people, who gathered from the Los Angeles area, to take part in the 2nd Annual OneLife LA event on Saturday, January 23. The day was blessed with sun, great speakers, and music! The Sisters also attended the Requiem Mass for the Unborn at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral that evening.

While in Los Angeles, the Sisters joined the FOCUS Missionaries and USC students on January 21 for Mass, fellowship, and spike ball. Sr. Virginia Joy gave a talk to the students at the Caruso Catholic Center in the evening.

March to Celebrate Life 2016 – Denver

January 29, 2016 by  
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Our Sisters from St. Mary Magdalene Convent in Denver joined thousands of young people in downtown Denver on January 16th to celebrate life! Delighted to be on our home turf, we participated in a Mass for life celebrated by Archbishop Aquila at the Cathedral, followed by a rally around the capital building and a march downtown.

Home Page Welcome

January 14, 2016 by  
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Prayer for Life in Our Nation’s Capital
The Sisters of Life recently expanded our presence in Washington, D.C! St. Clare’s Convent and Eucharistic Chapel is the new home for our House of Studies and Mission of Prayer and Intercession. Here we are taking up a mission of Prayer and Intercession on behalf of our nation and the world, fulfilling our Founder Cardinal O’Connor’s vision to spend sustained periods of prayer each day to bring about a restoration of a sense of the sacredness of all human life. Prayer is the foundation upon which we can build a new and lasting culture of life and civilization of love. Please join us.

Eucharistic Adoration:
Monday through Saturday, 2pm – 5pm*

St. Clare’s Convent and Eucharistic Chapel
3900 13th Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

St. Clare’s is located in the Brookland section of Washington, D.C., near the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

*Beginning Monday, November 13th, adoration will be available Monday through Saturday, 2pm – 8pm

Call Upon Mary

On May 13th, the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Mary in Fatima, Mother Agnes Mary, S.V. had the honor of delivering the commencement address to graduates of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, CA. She called upon the 91 graduates to entrust their lives—and their dreams—to Mary, saying,

“There is no immutable destiny, either for individuals, nations or cultures. Mary exhorts us to call upon her to assist us in realizing God’s dreams for our lives and for the world… Graduates, dare to dream of living the high calling for which you were created as the central focus of your life. Every human life, as you know, is a question — as our Hoy father Pope John Paul II would put it — to which the assent and the gift of one’s love, given and received, totally and unreservedly, is the answer. Love is, therefore, the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being…”

Read the full transcript or listen to Mother Agnes’ address below:

John Cardinal O’Connor:
A Tribute to the Founder of the Sisters of Life

The Beauty of One Soul:
A documentary film of the Sisters of Life

Student Leadership Summit 2016, Jan. 1-5, Dallas, TX

January 11, 2016 by  
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Along with dozens of religious and priests we joined more than 3,500 college students and FOCUS missionaries from across the nation in Dallas, TX, for an anointed week of prayer, daily Mass, confession, adoration, training on evangelization and dynamic talks, including a keynote address by Sr. Bethany Madonna, S.V.

During the week-long event, with the theme – Spread the Gospel like Wildfire, we spoke with myriads of young people eager to bring the charism of life and the Gospel to their campuses. Come, Holy Spirit!

CCO Rise Up, Montreal

January 1, 2016 by  
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Some of our Sisters rang in 2016 with about 800 university students in Montreal Quebec, singing, “You’re a good good Father…”

Rise Up is a conference for young adults (aged 18-35) hosted by Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO), a Canadian university student movement – but Rise Up is more than a conference. It exists to motivate and inspire leaders for the renewal of the world.

This year’s theme: “Made for Greatness”

Advent Afternoon 2015, Toronto

January 1, 2016 by  
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Gaudete Sunday, December 13 , 2015

Approximately 300 co-workers and friends of the Sisters of Life joined us for our yearly Advent Afternoon, this year held at St. Paul’s Basilica in Toronto. We enjoyed a beautiful celebration of the Holy Mass, celebrated by Fr. Peter Marr for the Third Sunday of Advent and gathered afterwards for food and fellowship in the hall below.  Sr. John Mary shared a beautiful reflection on Advent and the year of Mercy.  Our evening concluded with candles and songs of the season.