Community of St Mary (CSM), Western Province

Introduction to the community

The Western Province of the Community of St Mary was set apart as a separate branch of the community in 1904. We share a common Rule, but have separate administration. Our basic orientation is toward a life of prayer, corporate and personal, reaching out to the Church and the world according to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Contact details

414 239 7908

St John’s-on-the-Lake, 1840 N Prospect Avenue #504, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA

Community information

Date of foundation:

Bishop Visitor: Rt Revd Steven A Miller, Bishop of Milwaukee


Morgan Dix, Harriet Starr Cannon, Longmans, Green & Co, New York, 1896

Sister Mary Hilary CSM, Ten Decades of Praise, DeKoven Foundation, Racine, WI, 1965

Robert Boak Slocum & Travis Talmadge DuPriest (eds), To Hear Celestial Harmonies, Forward Movement Publications, Cincinnati, OH, 2002

Third Order, Fellowship, Associates

Associates (both men and women) are part of the community family. They follow a Rule of Life and assist the sisters as they are able.