Welcome to Casa Maria

The Sister Servants of the Eternal Word is a public association of the faithful founded by Mother Mary Gabriel Long in 1987. The community is contemplative-active, committed to evangelization through catechesis and retreats, according to the ideals of St. Francis and St. Dominic who rebuilt the Church in Truth and Charity.

The Sister Servants run Casa Maria Retreat House, and also participate in family catechesis, Sacramental preparation, and other catechetical missions throughout the diocese, teaching "spiritual things spiritually." (1 Cor 2:13)


The Joy of Religious Life

We are zealous in living out our religious life. We love our vows, community life, apostolate, and wearing the religious habit; we love our obedience to the Pope and to the Magisterium. Our religious life has one goal: the perfection of charity within the framework of a life consecrated to God.



Our community hosts structured retreats open to individuals, couples, or groups, which run from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. They include conferences on the Faith and the spiritual life, daily Mass, Benediction, opportunities to pray the Rosary and Divine Office together, as well as time for private prayer and for the reception of the sacraments.