"This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
- John 13:35
Three Sisters founded the little priory here in East Orange. They came to help the Brothers, who at that time served both Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Orange and Saint Joseph Parish in East Orange. The Master of the vineyard had sent more laborers to help them with the harvest. From the small beginning with three Sisters, our priory has grown to house seven, eight, or even nine Sisters.
The Sisters desire to cooperate joyfully and generously in doing the daily chores of communal life, from accounting to moping the floor, and from welcoming guests to emptying the trash bins. Our cooperation for the common good in our fraternal service bears witness to charity and poverty.
And so the Sisters continue living this fraternal life in joyful hope which they desire to share with all they meet.
Meet the sisters
A little game with the Sisters... Guess which sister is under the patronage of the saint presented.
The Bible Quote provided is a clue to this sister's identity.
Who's Patron Saint Am I?
"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future
and a hope."
- Jeremiah 29:11
The Bible Quote helped me say "yes" to my vocation call and still sustains me. "I have seen the Lord!" is my favorite line of Saint Mary Magdalene.
"I have seen the Lord!"
- St. Mary Magdalene (John 20:18)
Sr. Lety Guadalupe
"Your face, Lord, do I seek; hide not your face from me."
- Psalm 27
"My Immaculate heart will be your refuge, and the way which will lead you to heaven." This was the message of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Lucia at Fatima, which I also receive as my own.
Sr. Lucy of Jesus
"'Come,' says my heart, 'seek His face.'" --Ps. 27:8
"O Mary Immaculate, I entrust to you the purity of my heart--may you ever be it's protector." -- Servant of God Claire de Castelbajac. This is the quote that I keep.
Saint Mary Immaculate
" I thirst!"
- John 19:30
My favorite Word from Scriptures is the shortest ever written and I have several friends saints like St. Joan of Arc, St. Jacinta and
Bl. Carlo Acutis.
As the new scholastic year nears, the sisters of East Orange are experiencing some farewells from four sisters who are sent and assigned in other priories and they are awaiting for some new sisters. Stay tuned for more updates soon.
Come pray and visit us. Our schedule are as follows:
7 am Morning Prayer
11: 40 am Midday Prayer
12 noon Mass at the Parish
5 pm Adoration
6 pm Evening Prayer
8:30 pm Night Prayer
10 pm Grand Silence
Wednesday : Desert Day, day of silence
11:30 am Mass in our chapel
1 pm - 8 pm Adoration
Thursday : 8 am Mass with Brothers in their parish
5 pm Evening Prayer
5:30 pm - 7:45pm Adoration and Holy Hour
Sunday: Mass at the parish
For inquiries, contact us... details are below at your left hand side.
We are happy to welcome you.