Introduction to the community
The Society of St Margaret is an Episcopal Religious Order of mission-focused sisters living an ancient tradition with a modern outlook. Our lives as Sisters are guided by the principle, “Love first, Love midst, Love last.” We take vows of poverty, celibate chastity, and obedience; listening for the voice of God in all circumstances.
Our mission of hospitality calls us to welcome people to our houses for times of refreshment and renewal, Our mission of service calls us to move out beyond our dwelling places to serve those in need, to go where God leads and to share Christ’s light. We strive to live a balanced life of active work and contemplative prayer, and are committed to partner with those who share our passion for a world of justice, mercy and peace.
The central work of the community is worship and prayer and the Eucharist provides the pattern for our daily lives. As Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, so our lives are taken, blessed, broken, and given through our varied ministries. As we work with children, care for the elderly, and do parish work, we seek always to live as Christ’s hands and heart in this world.
St Margaret’s Convent, 50 Harden Hill Road, PO Box C, Duxbury, MA 0233-0605, USA
Sisters of St Margaret
40 River St, Apt #1, Boston, MA 02125
Tel: 857 267 4434
St Margaret’s Convent, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
c/o Agape Flights, 100 Airport Avenue, Venice, FL 34285-3901, USA
Tel: 011 509 3448 2609
Sisters of St Margaret
200 Rector Place, Apt 41 F, New York, NY 10280, USA
Tel: 646 248 1960
Bishop Visitor: Rt Revd Alan M Gates, Bishop of Massachusetts
Sister Catherine Louise SSM, The House of my Pilgrimage: a History of the American House of the Society of Saint Margaret, privately published, 1973.
Sister Catherine Louise SSM, The Planting of the Lord: The History of the Society of Saint Margaret in England, Scotland & the USA, privately published, 1995.
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Third Order, Fellowship, Associates
Associates of one Convent of the Society of St Margaret are Associates of all. They have a common Rule, which is flexible to circumstances. They include men and women, lay and ordained. No Associate of the Society of St Margaret may be an Associate of any other Community.
Mother Superior: Sister Adele Marie SSM (priest)
Assumed office March 2011
Assistant Superior: Sister Kristina Frances SSM
Sister Marjorie Raphael
Sister Emily Louise
Sister Claire Marie
Sister Marie Thérèse
Sister Sarah Margaret (priest)
27 Jul 2018 – Sister Mary Gabriel, aged 71, professed 43 years
24 Jan 2019 – Sister Catherine Louise (priest), aged 102, professed 72 years less one day
6 Feb 2019 – Sister Carolyn, aged 91, professed 29 years, Mother Superior 2002-2011