Sisters of Life


38 Montebello Road
Suffern, NY 10901

Main Number: 845-357-3547

Vocation Director: 718-863-2264

Fax: 718-792-9645

Community Information

Superior General:  Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, S.V.

Vocation Director:  Sr. Grace Dominic Gomes, S.V.
Vocation Phone:  718-863-2264

The Sisters of Life is a contemplative/active religious community of women founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O’Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life. The heart of the community is the Eucharistic Lord, through Whom their prayer is made, in Whom their common life is found and from Whom their apostolate is born.

Reverence and gratitude for the unique and unrepeatable gift of each human life made in the image and likeness of God fuels the prayer of each Sister, her first mission in building the Kingdom of God and the “culture of life.” Daily the Sisters come together for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, to chant the Divine Office and to pray a Eucharistic Holy Hour and the Rosary.

A rich, joyful and generous common life is essential to the Sisters of Life, for in the words of their Founder, “ a call to the Sisters of Life is a call to holiness through community.” The charism of reverence for each human life is first lived between the Sisters, who accept the call to common life with grateful enthusiasm and strive to live it both as a model for family life and a witness to those served in the apostolate.

The Sisters of Life aim to employ all their gifts of nature and grace in the apostolate, that nothing of the gift of life, and no one to whom it has been given, should be lost.

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