The Maronite Servants of Christ the Light invite young adult women to prayerfully consider joining us for a “Come and See” Retreat Weekend, June 3-5th at our Mother of the Light Convent in Dartmouth MA.
This retreat is designed to give women an experience of our life from the inside. In addition to entering into our rhythm of prayer and the joys of community life, retreatants receive conferences on religious life and guidance in their discernment. Above all, it is a time to be with Jesus as He reveals His love and the desires of His Heart.
Good candidates for a “Come and See” are single Catholic women, ages 18-35, who are in good health and have been living a life faithful to prayer and the sacraments, and attending a Maronite parish. Previous contact with the Sisters is required.
My vocation, Sister Marla Marie, MSCL
I’m Mother Marla Marie of the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light and I have been in religious life for over 35 years. Praise God! I would like to share my vocation journey with you.
My vocation, Sister Therese Maria, MSCL
The mission of the Maronite Servants’ is a radical and beautiful call to service as spiritual mothers working alongside our priests. As consecrated women, we pray for, sacrifice, and lead our people to Christ the Light, the true joy and treasure of our lives!
Qualities for a vocation to the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light
- Single, between the ages of 22 and 40 (exceptions considered)
- Desire and ability to live the Gospel in community, prayer and sacrifice at the pastoral service of the Maronite Church
- A Catholic actively participating within a Catholic parish for at least four years; if not Maronite, be willing to a transfer of Rite
- Good physical and psychological health (determined by medical evaluations)
- Completed undergraduate studies with a BA, or BS degree (exceptions considered), and an aptitude for graduate studies.
How do I discern God's call?
Hear A Testimony!
Enjoy watching Sr. Therese Maria’s recent interview with Yes Catholic. Sister shares her vocation story and answers some live questions about prayer, discernment and religious life.
Our Plan of Life
Our life in community forms and nourishes each sister through a balanced rhythm of prayer, work, study, meals, fellowship and recreation, silence, solitude, exercise, leisure and rest.
Our life of prayer draws us to the heart of our spouse, Christ the Light through daily Divine Liturgy, Divine Praises (Maronite Office), Eucharistic Adoration, rosary, meditation on Scripture, spiritual reading, a spirit of silence and recollection.
As a spouse of Christ, we make a total gift of ourselves to Him, body and soul. A visible sign of this total consecration is the religious habit of the congregation. The habit serves as a witness to poverty and an ascetic continuity with our Maronite monastic heritage.
Professed Sisters wear a simple grey tunic, and a black half-scapular panel bound at the waist by a black leather belt displaying an olive wood rosary on the left side. The half-scapular bears the Rabula cross embroidered in gold on the front panel. On their head they wear a grey veil as a witness to chastity, and at final profession, a simple band on their left ring finger. Novices will wear the tunic, belt, rosary and a white veil.