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Our sisters enjoying the outdoors.

Sisters of Mary Morning Star

Come and pray with us at one of our convents.

About Us

Sisters singing and rejoicing with community.
Sisters singing together at our Ghent convent.

Our life is rooted in monastic tradition, centered around the prayer of the Divine Office, Eucharistic adoration, manual work, cooperation, and study. Each of these aspects allows the sisters to grow in a profoundly personal way and to pursue the holiness they are called to.


We live a contemplative life, wholly given to prayer and intercession for the world. Our aspiration in our communities is to be silent witnesses of the redeeming love of Christ for all men. While we preserve true cloisters for our convents - places of silence and solitude where the sisters can focus on a life lived for God alone - we also open our doors to all those who wish to share in our times of prayer.

Mary Morning Star

"...He will come again in glory..."

We wish to turn in a special way to Mary, the one who in the "night" of the Advent expectation began to shine like a true "Morning Star" (Stella Matutina). For just as this star, together with the "dawn," precedes the rising of the sun, so Mary from the time of her Immaculate Conception preceded the coming of the Savior, the rising of the "Sun of Justice" in the history of the human race.


- St. John Paul II, Redemptoris Mater p.3

John 17:11

"And now I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, while I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are."

Sister praying.

Our Vocation

John the Baptist looked at Jesus and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world." The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.

- John 1:36-37

We seek to follow Christ in all things, letting the life of grace that he offers us take the first place in our lives through the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Prayer is our first priority, because it places us directly in the presence of Jesus, the Lamb of God. Our days begin and end with an hour of silent adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, and the celebration of the Eucharist in the Holy Mass is at the heart of our day. All our other activities revolve around this.

"A smile never disrupts silence."

Sisters laughing.
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