OUR NAME

“Behold I am the Handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

A sign that unity is possible beyond ties of kinship, nationality, and culture.

EUCHARIST

The heart of our life and our mission

MARY

We contemplate in Mary, the first Handmaid, the image of what we want to be with God's grace.

FOUNDRESS

Saint Raphaela Mary’s deepest desire is “to make Christ known and loved by all.”

WE ARE CHURCH

We have received our vocation with the church and we are sent in her name.

OUR CHARISM is reparation.

We labor with Christ to heal a broken world.

IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY

Inspires us to seek God in all things and to be available to serve.

Reflections...

Glory to God in the highest!

My precious Lord, Jesus,

I adore You with profound love and rejoice in the celebration of Your birth.

Your love for us is unfathomable,

it is glorious

transforming,

awe-inspiring,

and deeply personal.

You chose to come and dwell among us,

Yet Your mother knew whom she bore,

Her heart was filled with the tenderest love

being born into poverty, rejection and humility.

Help me, dear Lord.

as she adored her Child and her God.

Invite me to adore You with St. Joseph and the poor shepherds.

Reveal to me the glorious power of Your birth

and change my life on account of this perfect gift of Yourself.

I love You, dear Lord Jesus.

to come to love You with the heart of Your mother.

Help me to love You with all my heart.

Newborn Savior of the World,

I trust in You.

Mother Mary and St. Joseph,

Pray for me and for all.

Amen.

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Our Ministries

Handmaids work tirelessly in the United States and around the world to assist people and communities who are poor, uneducated, marginalized, spiritually hungry, and searching for God.

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