• Thursday, May 3, 2012

    Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel's Hope

    Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel's Hope - Main site

    The picture is of Mother Mariam of the Lamb of God, with Bishop Slattery of Tulsa.  This fledgling Benedictine order was founded with the help ( I'm supposing) of the monks of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Cenacle, also in Tulsa.

    Founded 2011, a "Public Association of the Faithful"; Contemplative/Active

    "A light to reveal Thee to the nations and the glory of Thy people Israel" 

    Left:  their patron, Saint Francis de Sales

    "We are a new contemplative-active, teaching and evangelistic community of women who desire to reach out to every soul — young and old, rich and poor — with the love of God and the truths of our glorious Church."

    "Taking the Mother of our Savior as our model, guide and support, we desire to echo Mary's "yes" in offering our lives to God as messengers of hope to the world He came to save. As the Blessed Virgin gave birth to the Messiah, the Savior of the world,
    so we desire to bring the life-giving message of His forgiving, healing love to those who have not yet heard, and to all who long for a sign of His mercy, that the Christ of God may be born in every seeking heart."

    The Sisters live a life of prayer and outreach to individuals and families of every race and creed — young and old, rich and poor — with the love of God and the truths of His glorious Church.

    "As fully habited sisters, we desire to be joyful signposts to the God of Hope, reaching out, neighborhood by neighborhood, to those in need, teaching the faith, inviting all to the fullness of life made possible in our beloved Savior, who loved us and gave Himself for us."

     Image Left:  A pilgrimage to France

    Their newsletters are unusually gorgeous, but I'm not sure what that has to do with anything.

    Spirituality:  Benedictine; St. Francis de Sales

    Apostolates:  Catechesis/Evangelization

    Devotions:  For the most part unknown, but let's guess and say Divine Office - Latin;  from the pictures and website, they wear a habit at all times; Traditional Habit

    Location: Oklahoma

    Ages upon entrance:  I have no official information about this
    Belated?:  Many times new orders will take belated vocations.  Write and ask.

    # of professed sisters/nuns?  Unknown - a new congregation

    Write or email them for an introductory packet with further information; this includes an application. 
    Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel's Hope
    466 South 79th East Avenue
    Tulsa, OK 74112

    Vocations email:  Vocations
    General email:  MotherofIsrael

     You may read more of the story of this Order:  In the Sight of Angels and Men.
     Also see:  Rosalind Moss' Unexpected Journey from the National Catholic Register.

    Thank you to Moni for the link that started this, and to the other person (I can't remember your name) who pointed out to me that somehow I searched Google and missed seeing the Daughter's website - as hard as that is for me to believe, it is true.  And lastly -

    Ya'll know I have to be light-hearted, and when it comes to dogs,
    there's no way I can leave them out of a post.  Originally (before I
    found the Order's website), I had little information, and included this
    picture of the monks's dog.  As though I could pass it up.  Now the
    Sisters may or may not have a dog, but they appear to be fond of lambs
    so  they get a pass.  Close enough.

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