Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate

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

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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Feastday Commemorated with Divine Liturgy and Veneration

November 26th, 2021|Community News|

On November 20th, the Sisters Servants in Toronto gathered at the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Protection of the Mother of God, “Покров” in Toronto, Ontario for 9:00am Divine Liturgy followed by Moleben to Blessed Josaphata.  The banner of Blessed Josaphata was set up by the side altar, along with prayer intentions offered through the intercession of Blessed Josaphata.  At the beginning of the Divine Liturgy, pastor Father Bohdan Choly welcomed all present, especially the Sisters and Bl

Blessed Josaphata Remembered in New Westminster, British Columbia

November 24th, 2021|Community News|

Blessed Josaphata Icon - Sponsored by Millie and George Kozak The Sisters in New Westminster, British Columbia commemorated Blessed Josaphata Feast Day in a simple way of prayer at the Holy Eucharist Cathedral parish. The Icon of Blessed Josaphata was place at the front of the church and intersessions to her, were expressed in Ukrainian, from her Molebin booklet, which was prayed toward the end of Divine Liturgy. The service was also prayed again in English, at Vespers in the evening. Both praye

Sisters Gather in Prayer with Parish in Yorkton, Saskatchewan

November 23rd, 2021|Community News, Uncategorized|

On November 20th, Divine Liturgy for the congregation in Yorkton, Saskatchewan was celebrated at St. Mary's Church by the Redemptorists with Bishop Peter Stasiuk, Father Leonid Malkov, Pastor and Father Yevhen Zadorozhnyi, Assistant Pastor. The service concluded with a rousing Mnohaya Lita. Before the Liturgy, Sister Terry Anne Slota, SSMI gave a brief presentation on Blessed Josaphata and distributed relevant literature. Blessed Josaphata was a woman of vision, kindness, compassion, dedication,

Sisters Gather in Prayer and Celebration

November 22nd, 2021|Community News|

The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate in Mundare Alberta commemorated Blessed Josaphata in a day of prayer and reflection, and community fellowship. Rev. Irenej Valyavka, OSBM leading the Sisters in prayer and reflection. (l to r) Sr. Doloretta Shalagan, Sr. Stephanie Olynyk, Shelley Mackie, Sr. Laura Prokop, Sr. Anne Pidskalny, Sr. Yvonne StadnykSisters with Rev. Irenej Valyavka, OSBM

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