About Us

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. Holy Mother Church always includes Francis and Dominic together in the Litany of the Saints. St. Francis and St. Dominic are examples of poverty and learning as well as their heroic obedience to the Pope and to the Magisterium of the Church. The unity of their hearts in Jesus Christ and their loving devotion to His Immaculate Mother typify the unity, love and zeal that gave impetus to and sealed their friendship.

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) They invoke the Blessed Virgin Mary to pray for them and accompany them in their apostolate. They encourage true devotion to her and zealously promote her Holy Rosary. (cf. Constitutions)


Please Note: Daily Mass and all other prayers are private to the community and our retreat attendees.
Sunday Mass is at 11:00 AM and is open to the public.

5:30 AM Rise
6:00 Holy Hour
7:00 Office of Readings and Morning Prayer
8:00 Breakfast


Professed Sisters
Study
Available Continuing Theological Studies
Apostolate/Convent Duties


Novitiate Sisters
Formation Classes
Study
Apostolate/Convent Duties


11:30 Daytime Prayer
11:45 Rosary
12:15 PM Holy Mass
1:15 Lunch


Professed Sisters
Spiritual Reading
Apostolate/Convent Duties


Novitiate Sisters
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Spiritual Reading
Novitiate Recreation
Apostolate/Convent Duties


5:15 Vespers and Rosary
6:10 Supper
7:10 Community Recreation
8:15 Rosary and Night Prayers
9:30 Retire
10:00 Lights Out





Photo Galleries

Fatima Procession 2019
Final Profession 2019
Vita Consecrata Institute 2019