Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate

The Sisters are committed to a communal life of prayer
and the service of God’s people.

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Our Community
In the Footsteps of Blessed Josaphata Today

Welcome to the Home of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate in Canada

Welcome to the website of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate in Canada.

The Congregation of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate is an international congregation of Sisters of the Ukrainian Catholic Church (of the Byzantine rite, in union with Rome). Founded over 100 years ago in Western Ukraine, the Sisters Servants strive to follow the example of their patroness, Mary, the Immaculate Mother of God. The Sisters are committed to a communal life of prayer and the service of God’s people, primarily but not exclusively, those of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

May you come to feel at home with the Sisters. May you find comfort, be enriched and grow in joy and peace, as you get to know them.

About the SSMI Crest

The crest of the Sisters Servants features …

~ the letter “M”: The Sisters, under the protection of Mary Immaculate, walking in faith and trust as she did;

~ the Cross: The Sisters …

  • are followers of Christ
  • have taken up their own cross
  • hold Christ’s cross as their glory and salvation

~ three stars, symbolizing …

  • the religious vows of obedience, chastity and poverty
  • the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity
  • the virtues of meekness, humility and sisterly love

~ the motto of the Sisters: “Glory to God, Honour to Mary, Peace to us.”

Our Community

As a community of women, the Sisters have responded to Christ’s call to dedicate their entire beings and lives to God. In freedom and love, they vow life-long fidelity to evangelical celibacy, poverty and obedience. Through a life of prayer and active service, they are called to share their experience of God’s compassion, forgiveness and unconditional love. They live in community, encouraging and supporting one another in their apostolic life journey. Daily they unite in prayer in response to the requests of many, trusting in the Lord’s words: “Ask, and it shall be given to you.”

What We Do

The Sisters are involved in the ministries of healing and education at every level as well as other apostolates, responding to the needs of the times. The Sisters care for the whole person. Wherever they work they attempt to ‘raise the spirit and ennoble the heart of the people.’ They guide them to assume the apostolic responsibility of Christians through the love and study of Holy Scripture, the Liturgy, and personal prayer. (Constitution, 2006, #59)

Education Ministry

The Sisters educate people of all ages, in mind and spirit, developing their gifts for the service of God and the community.

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Caring for the Sick & Elderly

To bring the love of Christ to those who are sick and to the elderly is at the heart of what many of our Sisters do daily. Our call is “to serve is to love”.

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Concern for God’s House

In caring for the physical and liturgical beauty of God’s House, the Sisters lead thirsty souls to the Source of all refreshment – right relationship with God.

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Latest News

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December 25th, 2022|Community News|

God came to us, came to earth to bring peace, peace to our hearts, to our homes. The message of peace today can be difficult to concentrate on when violence and war are so normalized. God came to bring peace. The best way to receive peace is to trust God, to believe that Jesus Christ brings peace. The challenge is: to bring, to manifest peace in this world. We are invited by our ability to forgive from the heart those who hurt us, by our humility to apologize to anyone we have hurt, to grieve an


December 16th, 2022|Community News|

On Sunday, November 20, the feast of our co-foundress, Blessed Josaphata Hordeshewska, the Cathedral parish of Holy Eucharist in New Westminster, BC celebrated the 70th jubilee of Sister Angelica Hodowansky as a Sister Servant of Mary Immaculate.  Fr. Mykhailo Ozorowich, the pastor, greeted her at the English and Ukrainian liturgies,  giving thanks to God for having called her to the SSMI community and for the many lives in Canada and throughout the world she has touched throughout her


November 20th, 2022|Community News, Events|

Alex Kostecki, of Mississauga, Ontario, gives his testimony of healing through the intercession of Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska, co-foundress of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate. (English and Ukrainian) Your prayers can be heard, too!

Prayer Request from DPPQ

November 14th, 2022|In Memoriam|

Dear Sisters:, I would like you to pray for my request: I ask that my friend (JF) ask me to be his girlfriend, fiancee and future wife. May we both form a family in the image of the holy family of Nazareth.   Thank you so much  God Bless you!

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