Who We Are

Our Life of Prayer

Our prayer is at one and the same time both deeply personal and strongly community-oriented. Every day we take time to answer Christ’s invitation to “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while” (Mark 6:31) in order to be open to God’s voice in us and around us. We also pray together: gathering five times a day for the Liturgy of the Hours, the prayer of the Church. Because the Eucharist is at the heart of our life, we celebrate with the Christian community at daily Mass. We also spend time each day in adoration before Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament, bringing to Him the joys and sorrows of the world.

Nourished by silence and spiritual reading, the practice of Lectio Divina in community, monthly retreat days and yearly eight day retreats, our contemplative prayer is the source and strength of our community life and our mission.

Our Life in Community

We live together in intercultural and intergenerational communities of four to eight Sisters, where the gifts of each person can contribute to the good of the whole group. One of the great joys of being an Assumption Sister is the opportunity to build deep friendships with women from very different cultural backgrounds.  

Our Mission to Educate and Serve

We are committed to the work of education.  Whether we carry this out through ministry to migrants, faith formation, parish ministry and pastoral care, work with youth and young adults or the care of creation, we believe that education gives each person the tools he or she needs to be truly free in mind and heart. Experience has shown us that the free person can do great things for God and the world.