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Tuesday, 27 December 2022 09:49

Frequently Asked Questions

 all sisters

We invite you to be curious and ask the Holy Spirit to help you discern your vocation. Hopefully these FAQs also help!
I want to say one word to you and this word is “joy”. Wherever there are consecrated people, men and women religious, young people, there is joy, there is always joy! It is the joy of freshness, the joy of following Jesus; the joy that the Holy Spirit gives us, not the joy of the world. There is joy! but – where is joy born?  Pope Francis on the Year of Consecrated Life: Rejoice
1. What kind of mission do you do?  
As an MGL sister, you have the opportunity to be formed to bring the good news to all whom meet. We have a particular love for the poor, the unchurched and the marginalised.  Our ministries include:-  youth and young adults ministry and formation, prison ministry, and pastoral support to the elderly and the marginalized. We are also involved in running a variety of retreats and offer spiritual direction. Our work also includes short term mission trips and involvement with Indigenous communities. Our major desire is to bring others to a personal relationship with Jesus and a deepening in the Holy Spirit 
2. If I were to join the sisters, will I live in my own hometown
At present we have houses in Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney. If you were to join you would begin in our novitiate house in Canberra and then the sisters discern with you where you will be placed. We don’t know where God will call us to open new houses in the future, but we are ready to go wherever God may call us. 
3. Can I keep in contact with friends and family?   
We have a great love for our families because this is where our vocations were birthed. Throughout the year we may have families come and visit us for various events or important occasions. Sisters normally speak to their family once a week in the early stages of formation. As a sister continues in her journey, greater contact is encouraged with friends and family members.
4. What does a typical day in the life of an MGL look like?
Every day begins and ends in prayer. We begin our days in prayer with the Morning Prayer of the Church and Eucharistic Adoration. We also have times of charismatic praise and worship and intercession. We also go to Mass and pray the Rosary daily. After dinner and a time of sisterhood and recreation, we come together to end the day with Night Prayer. Aside from our times of prayer, Sisters engage in either study or ministry depending on whether they live in the formation or mission house.
If you have any other questions or would like to have a sister journey with you, please contact our vocations director, Katherine Stone, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..