Each year when my family attends the March for Life in DC, I see many members of religious communities. Usually I know them by sight: the Sisters of Life, Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Renewal, etc. However, I always see a large number of sisters dressed in a royal blue and gray habit, and I’ve never known who they are.
Well, this past weekend, two of those sisters came to speak to our homeschooling group. They are with the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará, a religious community founded in 1988 and already boasting over 830 sisters! They were founded in Argentina by Father Carlos Miguel Buela and can be found in 27 countries. One of their convents is here in DC, very close to the Capitol building. They are primarily missionary sisters and serve in a wide variety of apostolates: missions, youth ministry, pro-life work, teaching and more.
I was very impressed with the two sisters who came to speak to us. They were beautiful and joyful young women who desired to love Jesus with all their hearts. Their backgrounds were interesting as well: one was the oldest in a devout Catholic homeschooling family of six children, and the other sister was the daughter of a non-practicing Catholic and atheist! God really chooses whomever He desires.
Be sure to pray for these sisters and the great work that they do.