About Us

Vision Statement

SISTERS OF THE GOSPEL OF LIFE

‘The Gospel of Life is at the heart of Jesus’ message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as “Good News” to the people of every age and culture.’ Evangelium Vitae 1

We seek to uphold the belief that every person is a unique individual and has infinite dignity conferred on them through their creation in the image and likeness of God.

Inspired by the Gospel of Life we feel called as individuals with our own unique gifts to address creatively and imaginatively and in a way that is radical and dynamic, the needs of Church and society today.

These specific needs concern combating the culture of death by creating a civilisation of love. Our primary mission is to centre our lives on Jesus Christ through a call to personal holiness achieved by a life of prayer and action, the contemplative dimension of which focuses on personal and community prayer, the Sacrifice of the Mass and Adoration.

Through our contemplation, we lovingly embrace the joy of the Cross in the total surrender of our lives. Our community aims to be a witness to the world that Christ came that we might have life and have it to the full.

Each is called to reach a personal freedom through poverty, chastity and obedience and in living lives of simplicity and truth. The community should seek to use the gifts of each member of the community for the greater glory of God, the joy of the individual and the salvation of the world, always in constant fidelity to the Holy Father and the Magisterium of the Church.

The main apostolate is the promotion of the dignity of the human being, particularly as regards the role of the family, the sanctity of motherhood, a renewed understanding of the complementarity of the sexes and catechesis. Our prime model in this is Our Lady, Mother of the Church.

An ‘Average’ Weekday

The most important aspect of our lives is our prayer in community. An outline of our normal day follows. Being a new and small community, our timetable inevitably varies occasionally to accommodate pastoral emergencies, study time, retreats and apostolic engagements away from home.

The one thing that never changes is our commitment to, and desire for, prayer in community. At the heart of each day wherever we are and whatever we do, is Mass, Holy Hour, the Divine Office and Rosary. The times and places may change, the necessity never does.

· 6:50am– Holy Hour and Morning Prayer

· 8:15am– Mass

· 9:00am– Breakfast followed by work or study

· 12noon- Angelus and Midday Prayer followed by lunch

· 1:30pm Work or study

· 5:30pm Evening Prayer and the Rosary

· 6:00pm Dinner

· 7:00pm-Evening Activities

· 9:00pm Night Prayer followed by silence

The Weekend

On Saturday our timetable changes slightly due to the availability of morning Mass. We also try to use the work time of this day to catch up on domestic chores and pastoral work. One Saturday a month is spent on more in depth time for reflection and for spiritual conferences. Sunday is a day of rest and we try to ensure that no work is undertaken. It’s often a day for having friends over for lunch or dinner, or for making an often long-overdue phone call or two.As with everything we do, living in union with the mind and heart of the Church is very important to us. We therefore try to live the seasons of the Church’s year to the full.

When the Church fasts, we fast and when she feasts, we feast.

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24 Responses to About Us

  1. Waltraud Chao says:

    I would like to send you a donation in the form of a cheque. Could you please let me know who the cheque should be made payable to. Thank you.

  2. Maria amnd Gillian Colquhoun says:

    Hi all,

    Just to say that Sunday was a wonderful evening. The play was excellent and Gillian especially enjoyed the singing. I took my mum’s new Rosary Beads over last night, (duly blessed by Father Deeley as Father Byrne was too busy gabbing). She was delighted with them although by the time we left she might not even remember about them. However, the point is they made her happy last night.

    Thanks again and we will both see you next Sunday. Maria and Gillz.

  3. Ernie Todd says:

    God bless you sisters. please let me have your postal address ?

    May Our Lord guide you and bless you all in your wonderful apsotolate.

    Ernie Todd

  4. Bill and Carol says:

    Special Prayer Request!

    Death of Our Only Son and Other Ongoing Sorrows…

    August 11,2008.

    Dear Sisters,

    Please if possible? Can you have the Sisters pray for us daily for God’s Healing Peace and Hope in our broken hearts,health and lives?? Please keep us in prayer for the long term…Aug,Sept..Christmas 2008,09..?? Thank you. Bill and Carol. ohio.usa.

  5. Sarah Parker says:

    Hi Sisters,

    Just saying hi to Sr. Andrea! I will email you properly with photos from Lourdes. Just to say it was such a great experience and it was lovely to meet you and spend time in your company. You are truly an inspiration. Will be in touch properly!
    Sarah xx

  6. I have just added you to my blogroll and do please do the same if you want- loveundefiled.blogspot.com

    Have a wonderful Christmas and God bless all the work you are doing!

    Robert Colquhoun

  7. eileenleyva says:

    I am delighted to see your blog site. I am also a Mother Mary devotee. However my father isn’t. He is 83 and very weak. Could I request you to help me pray for him. I will eternally be grateful.

  8. eileenleyva says:

    Thank you for the prayers. I feel that I am warmly wrapped with the Blessed Mother’s blue mantle. God keep you always in the palm of His hand.

  9. Giulia says:

    Just to say i go to the saturday sisters club and it is sooooooooooooo cool. this club is amazing. i would just like to say thanks to all the helpers and to the sisters them selves. if it wasn’t for you the club would not be soooooooooooooooooo fun. i love it and so does everyone else. the games are amazing. i would also like to thank the anonymous person who made a donation to the club so it only costs £2.00 per week. the club rocks and i love it . thank you soooooooooooooooo much you guys. can’t wait till blair drummond.

    giuliaXx

  10. GIULIA says:

    HI…..JUST TO SAY THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE GIRLS CLUB TO PLUSCARDEN…

  11. Giulia.x says:

    Hi sisters…..
    It’s me again….
    I didnt have time to properly thank you for taking the Girls Club to Pluscarden…..
    Thank you very….very…..very….much….
    thank you to Alison…..
    Thank you very much……x

  12. bernard says:

    Can you pray a few special intentions. For a father who has not seen his son in about 12 years. That we move to a more wholesome place to rear our children and fro conversion of masons.

    God bless

  13. Liz Walters says:

    Thank you for your inspiring presentation/lecture last night. *The Jack McArdle Lecture”. I got the impression that you are not particularily impressed at your ability to inspire people. Rather more interested in “give me your number so I can give you a job to do”. On that note you have left me with that question for myself. When I get back home what am I going to do. How are people going to know I am pro-life. I never thought about that before. So you see Sr Roseann I didn’t give you my number but you still gave me a job to do. Thank you and Thank God for you both.

  14. Anne Rayment says:

    Just seen a programme about you on EWTN with Fr Owen Gorman and was inspired to pray for you and for women who are tempted to abortion. May God bless your work and reward you. I hope you get vocations!

  15. Bill and Carol says:

    Updated Prayer Intention?

    Slow Recovery from the Death of Our Only Son & Other Ongoing Sorrows..

    May 27, 2013

    Dear Sisters & Community of Prayer,

    Thank you for praying with us daily for recovery!Recovery is very slow! Never
    the less,We continue to hold on in faith and hope despite the pain,financial
    hardships and other ongoing sorrows! At the same time trying to recover from
    the loss of our only son!

    Please if possible?

    Can you continue to include my wife and I in your daily prayers for God’s
    Healing,Protecting Peace & Hope in our Broken Hearts and Lives made harder by
    Severe Financial Misery?

    Please keep us in your daily prayers for the long term? 2013,2014..? Or as
    long as possible?

    Feel free to pass or e-mail our Urgent Prayer Request on to other
    Communities(Women&Men) of Prayer that you know of in the World who can
    include us in their daily prayers? Our hearts are so heavy with pain and
    sorrow!

    Meanwhile,We continue to stay at our Post in Hope & Prayer with the help of
    your daily prayers and God’s Mercy!

    Thank you for your patience,

    Bill and Carol. usa

    PS. We will continue to keep you in our daily prayers!

  16. MARTINE says:

    NEED PRAYERS FOR MY SON OLIVIER WHO IS HAVING PROBLEMS TO STUDY – HE CAN’T CONCENTRATE ON TERTIARY STUDIES AND WANTS TO STOP THE FIELD OF STUDY. PLS PRAY FOR HIM AS I PAID FOR THE WHOLE STUDY FEES.

    I NEED YOUR PRAYERS. THANKS

  17. Carine C. Nwoko says:

    Greetongs on Jesus name – Amen.For vocation,how do one get in touch with the superior for vocation. Pl, do let me know.thanks and God bless

  18. Diana says:

    Dear sisters. My name is Diana form South Africa. I found you from the internet and I’m interested in religious life especially the work you do I’m really interested to join you. This is my phone number: 0789567211. Looking forward to hear from you. God bless

    • gospeloflife says:

      Dear Diana,
      Thanks for your interest. Sorry we could not contact you because the number you provided did not work. You can get in touch regarding vocation by using the message box on the ‘vocations’ page of our website. Any messages posted that way are not displayed on the website but will be emailed to the Sisters. https://gospeloflifesisters.wordpress.com/vocations/
      God bless you.

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