Sisters of Life celebrate 25 years of ministry

Posted by Siobhan O'Neill Meluso
Thursday 12, May 2016 | Category:   Mission & Evangelization,Consecrated Life,Vocation and Discernment
Sister Mary Elizabeth, vicar general of the Sisters of Life
Sisters of Life vicar general Sister Mary Elizabeth with a six-month-old baby at the community residence in New York City. The community charism is to "protect and enhance the sacredness of human life."

Founded in 1991 by the late Cardinal John J. O’Connor, the Sisters of Life are an emotional and spiritual outreach to pregnant women in crisis in New York City. As a contemplative and active religious community, the sisters' charism is to “protect and enhance the sacredness of human life.” Pregnant women are welcome at the congregation's Visitation Mission and its Holy Respite residence at Sacred Heart Convent, and some are permitted to stay in the residence until their babies are one year old.

“One of the reasons for the joy in the community is we believe each person has some beautiful, unique goodness and we have the joy of discovering that in them and reflecting it back so she has the experience of her own dignity, goodness and strength,” Sister Mary Elizabeth said. “That person becomes a gift to us in our recognizing her for who she is. She reveals to us the splendor and beauty of God.”

The sisters do not advertise and rely on word-of-mouth from friends and former clients to share the mission of their community.

Read more from Catholic News Service here.


Reprinted with permission from PrepareTheWord.com. ©TrueQuest Communications.

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