Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate

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

Our Community

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

Our Latest News, Events, and More

Responding to God’s Call – A Life-Long Source of Joy

June 30th, 2021|Community News|

On Saturday, June 27, 2021, the Sisters in Toronto and the area gathered together in the Provincial Home for a special celebration.  Three Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate marked significant milestones in their commitment to responding to God’s call. The celebration honored the Jubilees of:Sr. Florentine Smysniuk (75 years as a Sister)Sr. Ambrose Stachiw (70 years as a Sister)Sr. Teresa Lesyk (65 years as a Sister) Father Bohdan Swystun celebrated Divine Liturgy in Sisters’ Chapel. Befor

Jean Piché Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada

May 27th, 2021|Community News|

We are blessed in Canada to have the leaders who win the Lifetime Achievement Award, because they give us a sustained career long dedication to Mission that helps to build our ministry of healing over time, and that means we are able to reach more of the people who need us… and there are, as you know, always more people who need us. On behalf of the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada, I am delighted to highlight the servant leadership of Mr. Jean Piché of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The whole of Jean 30

SSMI Novitiate Relocated

May 14th, 2021|Community News|

On April 25, 2021, Bishop David Motiuk joined the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate community in Mundare, Alberta for a celebration to “officially open” their Novitiate.  Following the Divine Liturgy, Bishop David welcomed Sister Anne Pidskalny the Directress, and the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate candidate Shelley Mackie.  As part of the ceremony Bishop David blessed them, the Novitiate and the classroom.  The event truly was a wonderful celebration of the Sisters returni

Easter Message

March 31st, 2021|Community News|

ХРИСТОС ВОСКРЕС! Let all creation celebrate the Resurrection of Christ!In Him is the firm foundation of all things. ~ Paschal Matins The dawn of Easter / Velykden announces Christ’s Victory. Usually, victory is accompanied with colourful and loud fanfare, with processions and music … but Christ’s Victory comes in a different manner, it comes unobtrusively, engendering freshness, gentleness, and profound peace. Encountering the resurrected Lord, our hearts burn within us. Today’s world is loud. C

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To Serve is to Love. There are many opportunities to get involved in Sisters’ Ministries.