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A Heritage of Love and Compassion

medal12We, The Little Company of Mary Sisters, are an International Marian Congregation of Women Religious who have committed our lives to pray and care for the suffering and dying of the world. We minister in countries throughout the world and strive to make visible the healing presence of Jesus in the midst of human suffering through prayer, compassion and presence.

Our prayer, as you browse this site, is that you gain an understanding of our Congregation and be inspired. If you are considering religious life, it will take time, prayer, and discernment to know where the Lord is leading you. Ultimately, you will discover that God wants only whatever is good for you, whatever leads to holiness. May you be open to God's call and come to an understanding of how you can use your gifts to make a difference in the world.

 

 

The Jubilee Year of Mercy

year of mercy logoPope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year of Mercy from December 8, 2015, to November 20, 2016.

It is a time for us to reflect more intentionally on God's mercy and on how we, as a people of faith, can extend God's merciful and compassionate love to others.

Pope Francis states in his proclamation instituting this Holy Year: "I am convinced that the whole Church will find in this jubilee the joy to rediscover and render fruitful the mercy of God, with which we are called to give consolation to every man and woman of our time." Pope Frances thus chose, "Merciful Like the Father" as the motto of this holy year.

As Little Company of Mary Sisters, our life is one of daily trying to reflect God's presence to the people we meet. We are called to show mercy because mercy has first been shown to us. Our Founder, Venerable Mary Potter, instructs us "that the Mercy of God must be a constant subject of our meditation". She writes, "There would be ever a joy, a little like the joy of Him with us, if we truly loved our neighbor in word, in deed, and in truth, because, if we possess a spirit of love for one another, we possess the Holy Spirit of God himself, with His glorious gifts of joy, peace, and patience." (MC, C13)
So thus, the Little Company of Mary Sisters has chosen our own motto for 2016 as "We know that God has appointed us to be, as it were, his Mercy to others