We are an emerging community of consecrated life established in Michigan, (Diocese of Saginaw), May, 2010 under the direction of the Most Reverend Bishop Joseph Cistone, DD. The sisters endeavor to live and work for the fulfillment of the prayer of Jesus on the night before He suffered: "that they may be one" and "For their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth."
Through the evangelical vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, the Sisters reflect more fully this "consecration in truth" which Christ accomplished by his Death and Resurrection. Together with Mary, Mother of Divine Grace; they seek to be sharers in this death, for the sake of others, which brought forth fruits of grace to a new life.
St. Mary's convent is located in Port Sanilac, MI, where the Sisters serve local parishes in the "thumb of Michigan." Known in the area, as the Sisters of St. Mary's, they pray their presence will inspire new hope to others, as they seek to share the joy of serving God and giving witness to the light and love of Christ. Through their work they strive to renew and refresh parish life, through Adoration of the Eucharist, parish Catechesis, and a religious presence at parish events.
Celebrate the Extraordinary Jubilee of the Year of Mercy
During this year, Pope Francis has asked us to open wide the doors of our hearts to the saving mercy of Christ, through the sacraments and the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.
The Year of Mercy is celebrated from December 8th, 2015—the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of Vatican II— to the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 20, 2016.
Have you read, "Misericordiae Vultus"? The Bull of Indiction for the Jubilee Year of Mercy by Pope Francis? It is well worth the read. Visit this link.
His Holiness begins by reminding us that "Jesus Christ is the face of the Father's mercy." Jesus is that very depiction of mercy that we all must cultivate in our daily lives. Scripture is filled with the merciful acts of God shown throughout our history. Many testimonies of God's caring and loving providence for man are made visible to us who so often doubt, critize, and murmur against his designs.
During this Holy Year, we have to first recognize the merciful love of God for ourselves, then after accepting his mercy we can become instruments of God's mercy for others.
Pope Francis is calling each of us to be profound witnesses to mercy!
To learn more, visit the Vatican's Official Year of Mercy website, and 7 Things You Need to Know about the Year of Mercy, or a summary of the Papal Bull in which the Holy Father announced the Extraordinary Jubilee Year.