Marycrest, our motherhouse, is situated on a peaceful and beautiful site on the crest of a hill, as its name implies. Our administration center, our U.S. novitiate and formation center, and our infirmary are all at Marycrest. Our apostolate in a number of nearby parishes is also a part of the life of Marycrest.
Parish Visitors have lived at our Bronx mission convent since 1937. The Sisters reach out to the spiritually needy by missionary visitation and catechesis not only in the Bronx but beyond. The noisy city streets do not deter the Sisters from their prayerful spirit.
Mesa, Arizona is our newest mission convent, begun in September 2010. The Sisters there are engaged in missionary visitation and catechesis and in campus ministry at the university in Tempe.
We began our mission in Nigeria 25 years ago, and we now have convents in Umuihi, Imo State and in Abraka, Delta State. As everywhere, the need there for our apostolate is great, and the Sisters do wonderful apostolic work. In Nigeria we have a novitiate and a complete formation program for women who enter from Africa.
Since March 2005 we have had a mission in the Philippines. Our convent in Quezon City is also the juniorate (which is the time of temporary vows) for women who have entered our community from the Philippines. We are hoping to have a novitiate and a complete formation program there in the future.
To know more about the Philippine mission, click here.