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Connect with the Adorers and others living lives of compassion and justice. Explore the many ways lay people make our family whole, including Associates and Sojourners!

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.

Bringing about that beautiful order of things.

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 strive to be compassionate presences, making God’s love known to all.

Most recently, this ministry of presence means we’ve been called upon to defend the land taken from us in Lancaster County.  Our spirituality compels us to protect the vulnerable. This includes the land and people who will suffer from having the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline in their backyard. Please pray for and work with us.

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.

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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.

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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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