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Sisters in Jesus the Lord is a Public Association of the Faithful under the authority of Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. in the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, based in Kansas City, Missouri, serving there and sending sisters to Vladivostok, Russia (and eventually other countries, too). Learn more
The Sisters in Jesus the Lord joyfully announce the election of our new prioress, Mother M. Stella, as of October 2, 2020. Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr. of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph celebrated Mass for us and presided at the election. Mother Julia, now Mother Emerita, will continue to serve the community in an advisory role. We are grateful to Mother Julia for her many years of service as our foundress and first superior. We wish Mother M. Stella God's graces and blessings as she fulfills her term of office. Thank you so much for your continued prayers and for your loving suppport of our community and mission!
Mother Stella was interviewed again by Dr. Jennifer Pascual on January 29, 2021 as she traveled back to Kansas City from Vladivostok. Listen to the interview here, and enjoy her beautiful organ music.
Mother Stella was interviewed on November 26, 2020 by Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Director of Music for Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, who hosts the radio program "Sounds from the Spire." on SIRIUS XM 129 Radio, The Catholic Channel. Listen to the interview here, and hear Mother Stella singing and playing organ and also the harp, while Sister Catherine Marie plays the flute.
A major ice storm on November 20 closed the bridge between Vladivostok and Russian Island, where our convent is located.
Sr. Faustina and Mother Stella in front of Dom Marii convent a few days after the storm.
The top of the church gate after the ice storm.
Let us all consider carefully the enormous power of prayer that is ours and pour all of our days into prayers for the sick and dying, the medical teams and all people who are putting their own lives on the line each day, our leaders to have wisdom to guide us through so many unknowns, for all citizens to take the present situation seriously, for the deepening of our own faith and that of all the people of the world. Special prayers, please, for our four sisters in Russia where the first announcements of the virus are just beginning.
Flowers are in bloom, birds are singing, and the yard work is calling.
On December 25, the sisters in Russia had students from the nearby University and members of our brother community, Canons Regular of Jesus the Lord, join them at their convent. Being together and celebrating Christmas meant a great deal to the students. They each carried a lit candle to the nativity scene, and enjoyed caroling in multiple languages, fellowship, festive food, and a gift exchange.
Sisters in Jesus the Lord was blessed with the opportunity to share about our community and work in Russia on EWTN. Fr. Mitch Pacwa spoke with Mother Julia and Sr. Maria Damiana in the studio of "EWTN Live," and also spoke with Sr. Maria Stella, Sr. Catherine Marie, and Sr. Faustina Marie vis Skype. Watch the program on line at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98KBvgGy7Lg.
Reviving the Roman Catholic Church in Eastern Russia: The Fathers in Vladivostok have made a new DVD about their mission, and it includes pictures of our sisters at work. We would be most grateful if you could watch the video and share it with your friends. Watching it will help your prayers take wings!