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January 14, 2016 by  
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Sisters of Life Publications

Our new children’s book, Look Again, Thomas!, bulk orders of Litany of Trust prayer cards (in English & Spanish), and other books are now available for order online.

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To view our newest video reflections, click here.

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

Entrance to the Novitiate, June 2013

August 28, 2013 by  
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On June 24th, the Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist, we welcomed our three postulants into the novitiate at Annunciation. Now the interior call that each young woman has felt to Religious Life is finally manifested on the exterior, as the novice begins to wear the religious habit and be called by a new religious name. Congratulations to our new novices!

We’ve moved!

June 6, 2012 by  
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It is a busy and exciting summer for the Sisters of Life!  In early May the Visitation Mission moved into our new apostolic center in Manhattan and as of June 2, we have officially taken up residence at our new Motherhouse, which is named “Annunciation”, in Montebello, NY!

Spring Break with the Sisters of Life

April 2, 2012 by  
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This past March, 75 students from colleges and universities across the country converged on Villa Maria Guadalupe, our retreat center in Stamford, CT, where we hosted a 10-day alternative spring break experience.  Throughout the week, the students were immersed in prayer and the love of God and of the Sisters while also engaging in a wide range of experiences, from a 2 day silent retreat to start the week to volunteer days at our motherhouse to a “Saints in NYC” tour to attending presentations by well-known Catholic speakers Peter Kreeft and Vicki Thorn as well as attending our Co-Worker of Life training.  By the end of the week friendships had deepened and many new friendships had been forged as the Lord generously and abundantly poured out his grace on these students!  

In the weeks that followed this 10-day experience, we hosted volunteer days at our motherhouse for several other spring breaks trips who were in NYC for their spring breaks.  What a joy it has been to meet these students who are deeply in love with the Lord and who are ever ready to generously give of themselves in service to the other!

Article about the 10-day spring break trip from the Diocese of Charlotte’s Catholic News Herald

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Volunteer Projects at Our New Motherhouse

January 10, 2012 by  
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Throughout the year, we will be having monthly volunteer days periodically at Annunciation, our new motherhouse in Montebello, NY.  If you would like more information about these volunteer days, please contact Sr. Ann Catherine at volunteers<at>sistersoflife.org.  

Our New Motherhouse

January 7, 2012 by  
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Since its inception, the Sisters of Life have seen evidence of the miracle of God’s grace in the foundation and growth of this new religious family.  Entrusted with a charism of life (a gift of God’s Spirit) for the Church and the world; blessed with a steady and growing stream of vital, young, talented and good women entering the community (we now number 76 members); charged with numerous missions in New York, Toronto and Connecticut, and an outreach of evangelization throughout our nation and internationally – all at the service of proclaiming the sacredness of human life and God’s plan for human love – the Sisters of Life now need a place which can serve as the spiritual epicenter for our growing religious community.  In the traditions of the Church, a central house which draws all the members of a women’s religious community together as family is called a motherhouse. 

 Following the Spirit’s promptings to ‘house the graces’, we will open the doors of our first motherhouse this year.  The motherhouse project will secure the deep foundations laid in the past 20 years and simultaneously respond to the blessings of growth in members and missions.  Immediately, this large convent will fulfill a long-standing need for the Mother Superior and her assistants (the Generalate) to live side-by-side with our Novitiate — the youngest members of the community.  It is for the youngest that a mother has special regard and responsibility.  The formation and integration of our newest members in a thorough-going spiritual way of life is a paramount duty, and a way of reverencing God’s great grace and gift of a call to religious consecration. 

 We invite you to continue with us to follow the graces God bestows by becoming part of this new chapter in our lives through your prayers and continued support.  If the Lord does not build the house, in vain do the builders labor. (Psalm 127:1)
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World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain

August 14, 2011 by  
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About 45 of our Sisters attended World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain August 16-21, 2011.  You can learn more about our experience by reading our blog or see video from the site we co-hosted with the Knights of Columbus by clicking on the links below:

Chapter of Elections – June 20, 2011

June 25, 2011 by  
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Preparations for Our First General Chapter

March 28, 2011 by  
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This summer we will undertake our community’s first general chapter. Throughout the year we are attending a series of workshops to help prepare our hearts and minds for this beautiful event. Recently Sr. Elizabeth McDonough, O.P. spoke to our community about the history and purpose of general chapters. Our Sisters also attended Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV’s workshop on the Discernment of Spirits. We are praying daily for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our community as we prepare and especially during the days of chapter. We are grateful for your prayers as well!

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The Sisters of Life Visit Rome

March 14, 2011 by  
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Recently Mother Agnes Mary, Sr. Maris Stella and Sr. Mariae Agnus Dei traveled to Rome to attend the General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life. The Holy Father gave a beautiful address to the participants of the general assembly.

While in Rome, our Sisters also collected oral histories of our founder, John Cardinal O’Connor, from members of the Roman Curia who worked collaboratively with him during his lifetime.

Finally, the Sisters were interviewed by Rome Reports for a story about our community, which you can watch below:

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