Are You Being Called

To Bring Fuller Life to Others?

Find Meaning, Discover Joy

Love Unconditionally

Share Faith, Hope & Love

By revealing God's love for all

Do God's Work TOGETHER

Join us in making a difference


The Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother both serve and empower the poor by sharing God's love through ministry and prayer. We are skilled teachers, compassionate caregivers, attentive counselors, caring friends and gentle companions to those in need--the sick, the poor, people of all ages, all those in crisis. Inspired by St. Francis, St. Clare and our Foundress, Mother Frances Streitel, we live simply, give generously, and have a deep respect and loving concern for all of creation.

How Do I Know?

Do you feel that you may be called to a life of loving service for others, dedicated solely to the Lord?

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What Do Sisters Do?

Sisters help bring fuller life to others through prayer and ministries dedicated to helping those in need

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How Do I Become a Sister?

See the step-by-step process to becoming a Sister, including discernment, postulancy, novitiate, and vows

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our most common questions about how to become a Sister, what Sisters do, how they serve & more

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About SSM

About the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, our Foundress, our charism, our locations & more

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Self Quiz

This quiz helps you look into your heart and determine if you are being called to religious life

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Sister Stories

See how other women were called to the Sisterhood and read about their experiences in religious life

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Retreats & Events

Join us for meeting the Sisters, discussion, prayer, Q and A, Masses, sharing meals, reflection time, movies & more!

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We will soon be inviting you to prayer sessions with the Sisters, held online at a specified time each month.

We also are preparing E-Retreats to share with you, which you will be able to experience any time you need a quick break for prayer and reflection.