Our Daily Lives
Charism of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon
We, the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon, living as women of prayer in simplicity and sisterly love, are called to be compassionate, joyful servants of the Lord.
We profess the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty, and obedience in response to a divine call to live for God alone.
We build our spiritual life around daily Mass and Liturgy of the Hours, the universal prayer of the Church.
Each Sister spends at least an hour daily in private prayer, which may include mediation, spiritual reading, the rosary, and other private devotions. With Mary as our patroness, we celebrate her feastdays in special ways.
We make an annual retreat and affirm the need for extended periods of time to engage more fully in prayer and reflection. Recollection Day provides an opportunity on a monthly basis to focus on our commitment as religious Sisters in community.
As members of an apostolic community, our days are filled various ministries. Our love for God is manifested through the ways we reach out to make a difference in the lives of others. Some of the ministries include:
- Teaching, school administration
- Nursing, pastoral care
- Social work
- Parish ministry
- Community Leadership and Service