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Motherhouse and Home
Bob Reers
Mario Sardo of Fordham Marble seals relics in the back of the altar as the Sisters of Life watch. The chapel is in memory of Catherine P. and John M. Joyce Jr., from their family.

Built in the early 1900s, the newly refurbished building which recently became Annunciation Motherhouse, the first motherhouse of the Sisters of Life, houses the Chapel of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist; the offices for the community of the superior general and her assistants of the generalate, as well as the novitiate formation program. There are 24 sisters residing there. The Sisters of Life moved into the building last June after 10 months of renovations, repairs and cleaning provided mostly by volunteers. The Sisters of Life, a contemplative/active religious community of women, were founded in 1991 in New York by Cardinal O’Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life. The Sisters of Life take the three traditional vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. In addition, the congregation is consecrated under a fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life.


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