"Jesus--Through Him, With Him, and In Him"

About Our Community

Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Mark 16:15

A member of Sisters in Jesus the Lord always has the above words of her Bridegroom on her heart as she goes about her work. Our Lord desires for all mankind to know Him, follow Him, and accept His mercy and love so that His children may rejoice with Him for all eternity.

Do you have a pioneer spirit? We invite women who are interested in religious life to come and join us, to share in our community's exciting work "to bring Jesus to people and people to Jesus" worldwide. After 2000 years there are still many people, even whole nations, who do not know Him or His Holy Church!

November 21, 2011: Sr. Catherine Marie of the Crucified Lord of Love
made her perpetual vows; Bishop Robert W. Finn, D.D.;
Sr. Faustina Marie became a novice.

Sisters in Jesus the Lord, a new missionary community, is a Public Association of the Faithful (as of July 31, 2010) in the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, under the authority of Bishop Robert W. Finn, D.D.

desiring and delighted to be consecrated

dedicated to

embracing a life of

aspiring to be


We have a brother community, the Canons Regular of Jesus the Lord, who are located in Vladivostok, Russia; http://www.vladmission.org.

February 2, 2008, Consecration of Our Lady of Fatima Monastery,
the residence of the Canons Regular of Jesus the Lord,
Vladivostok, Russia. L-R: A Polish priest from Kamchatka,
Fr. Myron Effing, CJD, Bishop Kirill Klimovich of Irkutsk,
Father Daniel Maurer, CJD

group photo of Canons and Sisters

Our three sisters in Russia with some of our brother community, 2014.
Back row L-R: Father Daniel, CJD, and Father Myron, CJD.
Front row L-R Sister Catherine Marie Morse, CJD,
Sister Faustina Goedken, CJD, and Sister Maria Stella, CJD.


Sisters in Jesus the Lord currently has a sister director, four sisters, a novice, a host of prayer partners, and an army of lay volunteers.

Please pray with us about making our Mother Mary's dream of reviving the Faith in her beloved Russia, as well as in the United States, a reality. New converts given the seed of faith are capable of the great task of starting to build, or in some places, rebuild the Church. The newly restarted Catholic parishes in Russia, where we are working, have warmly welcomed us.

As Holy Mother Church advises, "We exhort all evangelizers, whoever they may be, to pray without ceasing to the Holy Spirit with faith and fervor and to let themselves prudently be guided by Him as the decisive inspirer of their plans, their initiatives, and their evangelizing activity" (Evangelii Nuntiandi, 75). The Holy Spirit will bless those who ask His guidance, making them instruments of evangelization: "Samuel grew up, and the Lord was with him, not permitting any word of his to be without effect" (1 Samuel 3:19).

dove representing the Holy Spirit

"Do you think there can be anything greater than to bring Jesus to people and people to Jesus?"

Pope John Paul II,
The Meaning of Vocation

"But upon you the Lord shall dawn, And in you his splendor shall be revealed, Your light shall guide the Gentiles on their path, And kings shall walk in your brightness."

Hymn from the Feast of Epiphany

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for missionaries to be actuated by a sincere desire to continue the sublime work of Redemption and publish everywhere the glories of Christ's kingdom.

image of Jesus

"Jesus, our Lord and King, truly present body, blood, soul, and divinity in the Most Holy Eucharist."

"For the sake of his sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world."

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

"Samuel grew up, and the Lord was with him, not permitting any word of his to be without effect."

1 Samuel 3:19

image of the presentation in the temple

Stained glass, "The Presentation in the Temple," Vladivostok, Russia