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 The Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer

(Congregatio Sororum a Divino Redemptore – SDR) 

 is a religious Institute, an apostolic religious community of papal right with simple, perpetual vows.

The general purpose of the Congregation is to glorify God and to strive for the perfection of Christian love by following Christ on the way of the evangelical counsels (cf Can 573).

THE CHARISMATIC AND SPIRITUAL IDENTITY OF THE CONGREGATION

Identity of the Congregation
We are a faith community of women who desire to live their religious life in simplicity according to the Evangelical Counsels and the charism of Mother Alphonse Marie.
Open to God and to all others without distinction, and following the example of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, we want to offer our contribution to assure that all may have life and have it to the full (cf. Jn 10: 10).
As we gaze at the Cross of Jesus, we become more and more aware of the brokenness of human life and the universal longing for meaning and fulfillment.
By our presence and our service, we desire to share in the lives of God's children in a torn and wounded world, in order to make the merciful, redeeming love of Jesus more visible.


Charism of the Congregation

Charism of the Congregation 

The charism of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer is rooted in the charism of Mother Alphonse Marie. It is a gift given to us for the present. As such, this means that we are to place our whole life at the service of the Redemption.
The particular charism of Mother Alphonse Marie was:
- to meditate on the Mystery of the Redemption,
- to become wholly immersed in this mystery,
- to bring it to fruition in apostolic service.
We want to preserve and further develop this gift through prayer, meditation and contemplation on the Mystery of the Redemption, and to pass it on to others.

Spirituality of the Congregation

Spirituality of the Congregation 

Spirituality for us is a lived faith in the loving presence of God. The Spirit of God, Who is working our salvation, is active in our lives and in the lives of others.
Together with our Foundress, Mother Alphonse Marie, we fix our gaze on Jesus Christ, Redeemer of the world. We recognize His Face in our Sisters in community, in all others, and especially in the suffering.
From the Eucharist, the Word of God, the Liturgy, prayer and devotion to the Mother of God, we draw strength to cooperate in the work of Redemption in a spirit of reconciliation.
Contemplation on Christ's sufferings impels us to reach out to others and to awaken the love of God in their hearts.

Apostolate of the Congregation

Mission and Apostolate of the Congregation 

We are aware that we all are in the service of the mission which Christ, the Redeemer, entrusted to His Church. Our specific mission is to proclaim the Good News of the Gospel to all and in this way to cooperate in the work of the Redemption and to be a prophetic sign to the world.
We want to alleviate the material and spiritual needs of people. Through our social, charitable and pastoral activities, and through education, we foster Christian values and principles.
Also important for us is the promotion of justice, peace, and care for creation.
We try to foster good relations with our lay collaborators. We are also interested in the continued professional training of the Sisters in all areas, so that we may be able to give a response to the needs and the miseries of the time.
In prayer we receive the strength for our apostolic endeavors.
Our mission as Sisters of the Divine Redeemer endures until death—in the acceptance of the weaknesses of age, in sickness, and in the apostolate of prayer.

 

 

THE LOGO OF SDR

Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, is the center of our Congregation, of our communities, and of each particular Sister. The cross is in the lines of circles is disconnected, it is not closed completely. It expresses the thought of Paul the Apostle in the letter to the Colossians 1, 24: “…and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ…” The two enlaced circles represent the divine and the human nature of Jesus.

Our lives are grounded in God’s love which is revealed to us in Jesus Christ. In this way, we become capable of living from this mystery of Redemption in freedom and joy.” (C 6)

The colored arches around the cross represent the provinces and the region of our Congregation. Green is the color of Hungarian province from which other provinces originated. Red color expresses Austrian province, blue Slovak one, and orange/yellow symbolizes American region SDR.

 

 

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