Our  
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"Cheerfulness
is the sign
of a heart
that loves

Jesus
very much."
St. Mary Mazzarello

Community Life
Our community life is centered on the Eucharist and nourished by God's Word. It is born of an apostolic need to reach out to the young with the love of the Father. In and through the community, in an atmosphere of open, sisterly dia
logue, and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we discover God's will in the mission and the living of our vows. By the support and contributions of each Sister, our community becomes a witness to society of the powerful joy and love of Jesus who fulfills every human longing for happiness and meaning.

Spirituality/Prayer Life
Our Founders handed on to us a simple style of spirituality: "Serve the Lord in gladness". It is a spirituality that sees holiness not as self-centered and introspective, but as pastoral and educational. They taught us to make our every day life the place where we meet God, especially in the many faces of the young, and to learn to share the journey of faith and the celebration of life with them. The community begins each day with prayer: meditation, celebration of the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours. Our day ends with spiritual reading and the Liturgy of the Hours.

Vows
We make the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Poverty, or simplicity of life, is a commitment to share all that we have including our time, talents and presence. Celibacy enables us to follow Jesus with an undivided heart open to God's love and neighbor. Obedience places us in an attitude of listening, not only to what we want but what is asked of each one of us through our community, the signs of the times and the events in the world.

Marian Dimension
Our Congregation was founded by a gift of the Holy Spirit and the direct intervention of Mary. From the beginning she was considered the true community guide. It is in Mary that we find inspiration in the following of her Son as consecrated women. As her daughters, we confide in her and entrust our vocation to her maternal care knowing full well that she takes an active role in our lives. We honor her through the daily recitation of the Rosary, the Angelus, the celebration of her feast days, and most importantly, in the daily striving to become more like her Son, Jesus.

 
For more information please contact:
Sr. Antoinette Cedrone, FMA

655 Belmont Avenue • Haledon, NJ 07508 (973)790-4408
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