Children of Mary Lay Missionaries

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Children of Mary Lay Missionaries enter more deeply into the life and charism of the Children of Mary Sisters. In addition to the requirements of a Co-worker, they live the charism in a radical way through the profession of the 5 vows: Obedience (to Holy Mother Church and to the way of life of a Lay Missionary), Simplicity, Chastity (according to state in life), prayer for priests, and to give oneís life to maintain the truth that the Eucharist is Jesus, the Living God, through work and prayer, that He be enthroned on all the altars of the world and loved and adored by all.

Formation Program

An Individual must already be a CM Co-Worker, having completed the required formation and applications, before applying to enter Lay Missionary formation. There is a minimum of two years of formation (including the one year of formation for Co-Workers) before profession of vows. If married, the individual must have the permission of their spouse.

After two years of formation are complete and the mutual discernment of the individual, the Sisters, and the Lay Missionary Formators, one may be admitted to temporary profession of the vows. There is a minimum of four years of temporary vows before making final profession.

Additional Requirements

  • Monthly Meeting to study the five Vows
  • Continued reading and study of the Constitutions - CLICK HERE
  • Fr. John Hardonís Advanced Catechism Course - submission of certificate
  • Modest dress at all times:
    • MEN: loose fitting pants with modest shirt. No shorts, tank tops, T-shirts etc. . (Dress pants and button down shirt for Holy Mass)
    • WOMEN: loose fitting long skirts (or dress), with high neck-line loose fitting shirt with sleeves at least to elbows. Wearing a chapel veil when in our Lordís Presence.
  • Renunciation of television
  • Limited internet use
  • Continuation of the Prayer Requirements of Co-Workers
  • Optional (but encouraged) participation in the Liturgy of the Hours

Application Forms

  • CLICK HERE for Application To Begin Formation as A Children of Mary Lay Missionary

See Sisters and/or Lay Missionary Formator when ready to apply for profession of vows