As women rooted in the love of Christ we strive to live the charism with passion, audacity, creativity, and zeal. The needs of Earth and its creatures invite us to discern repairing responses in our different contexts.

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Several sisters in different parts of the country who are trained in the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius offer spiritual companionship, retreats and days of reflection to Christians of different denominations. Mary Reparatrix Retreat House welcomes youth and adults from the Archdiocese of Detroit for conferences, days of prayer, planning sessions, respite and retreat. For twenty years Full Circle EcoHouse of Prayer through accompaniment, workshops and retreats has worked to raise consciousness about the state of Earth and the need for creation spirituality in shaping compassionate lifestyles. Many groups spin out from all these ministries. These groups with which we continue a participative and nurturing connection extend the Reparatrix vision and help it adapt and evolve in surprising ways.

The sale and distribution of altar breads a traditional ministry done with care and accompanied by prayer helps get bread, fruit of the Earth and work of human hands, to the altar table for Eucharistic celebration. Along with other sources of income the altar bread departments help make other ministries in the Region possible.

Two sisters who value the place of computer technology in ministry maintain the computers and network systems of two religious congregations. They refurbish donated computers and distribute them among the working poor. Another sister is a hospital chaplain while yet another brings joy to the lives of disadvantaged children and their parents with the creative application of her knowledge and love of music. One of our multi-talented sisters translates vision into vibrant images that express dreams, desires and struggles present in today’s world. One sister also plans menus that nurture bodies and spirits for sisters receiving health care and for those who gather for region meetings. If you e-mail asking for prayers, information about our way of life or seek to know the whereabouts of an old sister-friend she will be the one to answer. The care of parents and siblings has called some back home to bring love, cheer and help in difficult times. Those sisters manage the fine balance of family life, ministry and participation in the life of the Region with great generosity.

Reparatrixes don’t retire! As strength diminishes and legs weaken, sisters’ prayers roam the universe to tend to the needs of the planet and its creatures, to Gods Lightdistressed people far and near, to places ravaged by war and unbalanced by the unjust distribution of wealth. Their presence graces our lives; their arts and their crafts benefit us and the lives of others especially the poor. A couple sisters debilitated by Alzheimer’s disease remain as constant witnesses to the beauty of lives given to the fullest degree possible.

All of us are vibrant members of the Region and Congregation in one way or another. In addition to our lives of prayer and ministry, we participate in international chapters, councils, conferences, committees and gatherings bringing to them our particular insights on finances, governance, vocation promotion, associate programs, charism and more. As members of Mary Reparatrix Conference of the Americas our knowledge and understanding of the reality of Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Panama, Colombia and Peru grows ever greater even as we offer hospitality and the wisdom born of experience to our sisters who visit from these places as well as from Europe, Africa and the Isles.

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Take, Lord, receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. You have given all to me. To You Lord, I return it. All is Yours now; dispose of it according to Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace. That is enough for me.