September 18, 2012

Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious

Statement regarding HHS

March 6, 2012

In union with the Catholic Bishops of the United States, the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious joins with other citizens, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, in calling upon our government to protect and defend the rights and freedoms upon which our nation was founded.  We believe that our first and most fundamental freedom, the right to religious liberty and freedom of conscience, is gravely violated by the ruling announced on January 20th by the Department of Health and Human Services.  The accommodation announced by President Obama on February 10th does not respect nor safeguard our rights or the rights of others.

We join our bishops, other religious leaders and concerned citizens in calling for the mandate to be rescinded and for the broadening of a religious exemption.  In love for our country, we continue to pray for a renewed zeal for truth and for the preservation of our God-given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that are integral to our identity as a nation.  In His mysterious Providence, may God be at work in this critical moment in our history to "make all things new" (cf. Revelation 21:5).

August 27, 2012


June 13, 2012

Dear Family and Friends,

As Our Lady assured the children of Fatima: “My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God”, we are confident and rejoice in Her maternal solicitude for us.

Since the middle of March, Our Lady’s powerful intercession has manifested itself over and over again.  As one wonderful thing led to another, clearly Our Lady’s feminine efficiency at work, we have obtained 80 acres of land making it possible for us to begin building a house of formation for our novitiate and those discerning a vocation to Religious Life.

Please join us as we renew our consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that consecrated to Mary we may place ourselves, our family and all our works under Her protection, knowing that our call for Her aid has never been in vain.  May all that we do redound to Her greater honor and glory, and lead us unerringly to Her Divine Son.

Be assured of our prayers for you always,

Mother Mary Magdalene, IHM

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