Mary Potter called us on a mission of love as we touch the lives of the suffering and the dying.
When Mary Potter founded our Congregation in 1877 her vision was for her followers to pray and minister in the spirit of Mary on Calvary.
Mary’s maternal love for Jesus and all humankind was Mary Potter’s inspiration.
Through her own illness and suffering Mary Potter knew well the aloneness experienced by suffering and dying people. Thus the Little Company of Mary Charism was born.
Nursing and other related ministries were our way of life in our younger years; but due to age and/or infirmity most Sisters are no longer engaged in active ministries.
But when LCM Sisters retire from active ministry they don’t retire from a life of commitment to prayer and care for one another and those in need – the poor, suffering and dying. It is a spirituality of the heart, living in the presence of Mary and honouring her maternal heart. When possible the Sisters try to be present as a compassionate presence to those suffering and the dying. The Sisters’ Prayer Ministry takes place all day and every day and is a very significant way for the Sisters to continue to help out.
Helena Kearns LCM