Canonization of Mother Marie Eugenie
Assumption Sisters are a diverse group of women from all over the world who live together in close-knit, joyful communities. Prayer, the heart of our life, is how we come to know and love Jesus, and with Him, love the world and its people. It is also at the heart of our educational mission. In the Assumption, education is understood as a process by which the human person is freed and society transformed. That freedom marks our life together in community, as well as our work for the coming of the Kingdom of God.
Our prayer has both a personal and a community dimension. Each of us sets aside personal prayer time, a time apart when we try to be open to God 's voice in us and around us. We also pray together: we gather for the Liturgy of the Hours, the prayer of the Church. Each day we celebrate the Eucharist with the Christian community and spend time in adoration before Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament, bringing to Him the joys and sorrows, the cares and concerns of the world. The Eucharist is at the heart of our life.
Our prayer life is nourished by silence and spiritual reading, monthly days of retreat and yearly retreats of eight days.
Our contemplative prayer is the source and strength of our community life and our mission.
We live together in communities of four to eight Sisters, where the gifts of each person can contribute to the good of the whole group. One of the great joys of being an Assumption Sister is the opportunity to build deep friendships with women from very different cultural backgrounds.
We are commited to the work of education in its many forms: teaching, parish work, counseling, community development. We reach out to immigrants, recovering addicts, children and youth, college students, prayer groups, etc.