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Associates are lay persons who are an integral part of our Adorer family. If our spirituality resonates with you, consider joining our Associate program!

Free Children's Liturgy Downloads

Readings and Psalm responses taken from the Lectionary for Masses with Children. Included are weekly lessons created by Adorer-theologians using the lens of the spirituality of St. Maria.

Our mission is love.

Our foundress Saint Maria De Mattias has a quote that encourages us to remain dedicated to “bringing about that beautiful order of things.” In our ministries, our community life, and our common spirituality, we believe love is the thread weaving together all that is beautiful.

Each of us is being called to be a compassionate presence in the world. There are so many ways to live out that call. Some find it as a religious sister, some as Associates, Junior Associates, or Sojourners. However you are being led to make God’s love known to the world, this is your vocation. We want to journey with you.

A few of our ministries

Newman University

The Adorers founded Sacred Heart Junior College for religious and lay women in 1933. That institution evolved into Newman University, whose mission is to empower graduates to transform society.

Maria De Mattias Education Center

A community center and school in Guatemala that has provided secondary education, technical training and adult education to rural Guatemalans for more than 25 years.

St. Anne’s Retirement Community

Adorer values of respect, community, excellence, and just stewardship and spirituality guide the business practice, customer service and care at St. Anne’s Retirement Community in Columbia, Pennsylvania.

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Wichita Women’s Initiative Network (WIN)

Wichita WIN helps break the cycle of domestic abuse by providing women survivors with emotional support, and educational and employment opportunities that foster healing and self-sufficiency.

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