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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Blessed Josaphata Day – Saskatoon

November 19th, 2021|Community News|

We’re ready to go for Blessed Josaphata Day! This year our community decided to give where the need was the greatest. We bought food, socks and mittens to give to The Bridge. The Bridge is an inner City non-profit organization that provides food and clothing to the homeless in Saskatoon. Their motto is: We meet people where they’re at, accept them as they are and share God’s unconditional love. Sr. Marijka KonderewiczSr. Bonnie KomarnickiSisters adventure November 19th, making the delivery to Th

Little Novena to Blessed Josaphata

November 19th, 2021|Community News, Events|

The Sisters Servants in the Provincial Home will be offering a novena of Chaplets to Blessed Josaphata (or Blessed Josaphata Rosary) for nine successive hours, on the Feast of Blessed Josaphata, November 20th. They will gather in the chapel at quarter to the hour, from 12:45 pm to 8:45 pm, EST. The chaplet is prayed with a standard rosary. Please feel free to join us, to pray for those you know need her intercession! Blessed Josaphata Rosary In the beginning: Blessed Josaphata, who throughout yo

Taking Time to Reflect, Ponder and Honour Blessed Josaphata

November 17th, 2021|Community News|

At the end of October, I began re-reading the book Prayer and Service, the biography of Blessed Josaphata.  Along with the reading, I’ve also been listening to the tapes of the SSMI Retreat of July 3-9, 2000, held at Villa Maria Retreat Centre, Winnipeg, MB. and conducted by Father Erik Riechers, SAC (Pallotine Fathers).  The 16 conferences were based on his insights of Blessed Josaphata’s spirituality and consecrated life.  His obvious admiration of our foundress and enthusiasm in presenting he

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