Ministries

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Education

Our Congregation, originally founded to provide schooling to young girls in the village of Cuve, France, continues to provide traditional as well as new, creative forms of education.

Our sisters and associates continue in the field of education primary, secondary and collegiate levels.   We are still involved in school ministries in Omaha, NE, Tucson, AZ, Massena, NY, Detroit, MI, Highland Ranch, CO, and Portland, OR.

Continuing education and Spiritual Enrichment is offered at the Servite Center of Compassion in Omaha, NE, internationally by author and presenter Joyce Rupp, OSM, the Northwest Catholic Counseling Center in Portland, Or and in a variety of parish enrichment programs and book clubs.

We are proud to continue to sponsor Marian, a college preparatory school in Omaha, NE next to our motherhouse.

Healing Ministries

As sisters moved out of traditional roles of educators they broaden ministries to include a number of healing ministries.  Today, our sisters and associates minister as:

  • Chaplaincy
  • Nursing and Denistry
  • Hospice Work
  • Counseling
  • Massage
  • Healing Touch 

The Arts

Our Community has been blessed with many gifted sisters and associates who serve in the ministry of the arts and related fields.  From authoring books, watercolor painting, oil painting, sketching and working with textiles our sisters and associates have found ways to express themselves and provide spiritual enrichment and companioning.

Joyce Rupp, OSM, our resident author has published – books and prepared recordings and DVDs of her books, reflections and retreats.

Barbara Loomis, OSM (RIP 2012), watercolors of the beauty of nature continues to touch the lives of others.

In the last couple of years a quilting room was opened where sisters have crafted beautiful quilts for charitable auctions and sale.  Last year the quilting ministry expanded to include Golden Threads another non-profit with the goal of teaching quilting to those who would not otherwise be able to afford lessons or the craft.

Services to the Poor

Since the writings of the Old Testament the prophets and gospel writers have told us “the poor will always be with you.” 

There are many ways to be poor and in need.  It is our desire to offer a compassionate presence wherever we serve.  This also includes standing at the cross and offering support of the financially poor.  With humble hearts many of our sisters and associates are involved in providing services to those burdened with meeting their daily needs.  From food pantries, soup kitchens, clothing centers, and St. Vincent de Paul we work at being present and helpful in whatever we can.

Ministries at the Motherhouse

Both our active and retired sisters and associates are involved in a variety of ministries at our Motherhouse in Omaha, NE. 

The Servite Center of Compassion was opened in the 2000 to provide a sacred space in the city of Omaha.  Surrounded by acres of greenery, it is the home to a variety of services:

  • Workshops and Retreats
  • Book Sharings
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Healing Ministries
  • Counseling
  • Rental options for a space for meetings and retreats
  • Ministry in honor of St. Peregrine is offered where support and prayer is offered for those suffering with cancer and other incurable diseases. 

In the last year the Community has also begun Griefworks.  Griefworks is a program offered for education for ministers in helping those struggling with grief due to death and other losses.

The motherhouse also houses our quilting ministries and a gift store where items made by the sisters and associates are sold.