Who We Are Today
We are a small, faith-based religious congregation of diocesan right officially called the Poor Sisters of Jesus Crucified and the Sorrowful Mother founded by Reverend Alphonsus Maria, CP, a Passionist priest. Through our charism, the Compassionate Love of Jesus Crucified, we are committed to a personal and total love of the Crucified Jesus and His Sorrowful Mother.
The residence of the Sisters is Our Lady of Sorrows Convent located in Brockton, Massachusetts. On this beautiful and peaceful campus are St. Joseph Manor Healthcare Facility (a nursing home) and Mater Dei Adult Day Care Center, facilities where our Sisters provide Pastoral Care and do volunteer work. An abutting Chaplain's House provides hospitality for clergy and guests.
Since our foundation, the Sisters of Jesus Crucified have served the Church for more than 84 years in the ministries of education and healthcare. Although our first convent was established in 1924 in Pennsylvania, the Sisters relocated the Motherhouse to Brockton, Massachusetts in 1945.
Each day the Sister sets aside time for meditation, praying the Rosary, Stations of the Cross, and for spiritual reading. Our specific devotion is to the Passion of Jesus Crucified and to the Sorrows of Mary.
Our days begin with praying together the Liturgy of the Hours and attending daily Mass in our convent chapel. During daily work hours some Sisters are at the nursing home or the adult day care center; other Sisters have administrative and office assignments. A few Sisters have jobs in related nursing services; others Sisters spend time in tutoring students. We carry out our ministry to the poor by distributing food and clothing. Many Sisters perform telephone ministry while others are involved in various volunteer opportunities.
For a well balanced life the Sisters take time for relaxation. Each Sister is encouraged to pursue her individual interests. Please e-mail me if there are any questions. email@example.com Week-end visits are welcome.
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