The Sisters of Merciful Jesus began living in community officially on August 25th, 1947, St. Faustina’s birthday. Since this day our congregation continues to live in community all around the world. Each house shares in the same prayers throughout the day and focuses it’s attention to being united through the Eucharistic celebration daily. Each community has its own horarium which structures each day based on the needs of each house.
Each sister in our Congregation is truly a different world! We have been called by our Lord to live in community, and to share with our religious family our time, our talents, and the uniqueness of our very selves. Together we strive for holiness and to be vessel’s of God’s Mercy for one another. Prayers, meals, and recreation in common all help to unite us in Merciful Jesus.
Our spousal relationship with the Merciful Jesus is at the heart of our religious life. Our day begins and ends with community prayer in the convent chapel. Daily Mass and Liturgy of the Hours, Scriptural meditation, Eucharistic adoration, prayers to Divine Mercy, and Rosary all strengthen us to perform our apostolic duties with joy.
All the sisters share in the work to make life in the convent run smoothly. Each sister is responsible for daily household chores, in addition to her outside ministries. Every single job carried out in the Congregation is a sharing in her apostolate.
Community recreation is a time set aside for us to spend together as a family. It helps provide a balance to our daily lives. Whether it takes place on a walk in the woods, on a picnic by the lake, or among buckets of apples in the kitchen; it always brings renewed vigour, laughter, and joy.