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Sister Disciples of the Divine Master

 

Who We Are

The Sister Disciples of the Divine Master are the modern version of the women of the gospel!
The center of our discipleship is our Divine Master.
The totality of his person and of his Paschal Mystery grasps our life to its very core. He engages our minds, wills, hearts, and energies. He is our Way, our Truth, and our Life, perennially present in the Holy Eucharist.
In particular we portray Mary in her mission of being mother and teacher of Jesus of Nazareth. She is the first to listen to Him and put into practice the spirit of the Beatitudes.
We follow the Pauline spirit of universality and we belong to the Pauline Family.
Our Founder is Blessed James Alberione, who, together with Mother Scholastica, brought our congregation into being on February 10, 1924.

Our Mission

Our mission is to live out, for ourselves and others, the paschal mystery of Christ — from His incarnation to His glorification in Heaven — which is found in the Eucharist, in the priesthood, and in the liturgy.

Eucharist, priesthood and liturgy are interlaced with each other in a mission of praise, love and charity which spreads itself throughout the thirty countries where the congregation is established and is open to the whole world as the Kingdom of God continues to expand.
We are the Missionaries of Jesus Master.

The Eucharist

Our Eucharistic life is not a simple devotion but a “mandated mission” by the Church. The Church has commissioned us Sister Disciples of the Divine Master to be, in the words of Blessed James Alberione:

* Living lamps before the Eucharistic Jesus.
* Servants of honor of the tabernacle and of its Divine Guest.
* Angels of the Eucharist who receive and give.
* Souls who hunger and thirst for the Eucharistic bread and for the waters of His Grace.
* Hearts that share the desires, intentions, loneliness of their Eucharistic spouse.
* The first confidants of Jesus Host, listening to every word of life that comes from Him and meditating on it in their heart, as Mary did.

From the Eucharistic mystery, the source of our mission, we receive light, joy, and the example to become apostles of the Eucharist.

The Priesthood

The Ministers of God are that special category of persons to whom we dedicate our loving compassionate charity expressed throughout the various stages of their lives: time of formation, in their ministry, sickness and old age and suffrages after death, all in the spirit of Mary Most Holy. The warm hospitality and friendship that Mary, Martha, and Lazarus offered to Jesus and the Apostles, as well as the loving embrace of the women at the Foot of the Cross of Jesus, characterizes our mission and our works of mercy towards the Priesthood of Christ.

The Liturgy

The Sister Disciples of the Divine Master draw life from the offering Christ made of Himself in the Paschal Mystery, the source of our faith and of the liturgy. Through pastoral liturgy we seek to prepare believers to enter into and remain in the mystery of grace communicated in the sacraments and sacramentals.

We promote liturgical and artistic formation so that the Christian community may live, pray and celebrate in dignity and beauty, and attain full communion with God, with others and with creation.

Our artistic activity is at the service of evangelization. Through our Liturgical Apostolate Center, we provide articles for the practice of the faith.

For more information and to contact the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master visit: www.PDDM.us

  • "I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me" Gal 2:20