Our Vowed Life
“A religious sister, said Jesus – is a princess because she is the bride of the King of Kings. Her vow of chastity is that wonderful garment that delights the whole of heaven by its snow-white brightness. On that garment shine the priceless pearls of religious poverty. But the mark of the exalted dignity of this chosen one of God is the crown and that is the vow of obedience. Adorned with these princely emblems she is so beautiful that even the angels treat her with honor and she is able to keep up her dignity, the devils fear her!”
– Jesus to Sr. Leonia
The spiritual life of the Little Servant Sisters is characterized foremost by actualizing the evangelical law of the love of God as well as the love of neighbor through the apostolates in the service of those in need.
The sisters are united with Christ through the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience,
The following attributes of our spirituality are:
- hard work,
- and simplicity.
In simplicity Bl. Edmund foresaw God’s blessing and fruitfulness in the apostolate – “as long as simplicity is fostered in the Congregation, the blessing of God will abide in it.”
Immaculate Mary was given as patroness and model for the sisters. Meditating upon her life with filial love, the sisters strive to develop Mary’s attitudes and virtues, requesting her intercession, and making her known to the faithful.
The sisters derive from the Holy Eucharist the strength to persevere in fidelity to God and in serving the needy.
They participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and adore the Blessed Sacrament daily.
The navy blue religious habit with a black veil is a sign of the consecration to God. It is a reminder and a witness.
Out of love for God, most of all, and with Christ as our model, we serve our neighbor most in need of help, spiritual and material, especially children, the poor and the sick. Our Congregation undertakes the Christian upbringing and education of children and youth, catechesis, charitable activity among the poor and the sick, especially the elderly, and also other forms of apostolic work according to the original spirit and the current needs of the Church.
“Whatever you did for one of the least if these, you did for me”
– Mt 25:40.
With confidence and zeal, Bl. Edmund inspired and encouraged young women to the service of love.