Perpetual Adoration Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

The mission of the Perpetual Adoration Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament is, as their name describes, the adoration to Jesus truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Each Sister has her turn for adoration, day and night, in front of the Blessed Sacrament where they continually pray for the intentions and needs of all humanity, especially those who daily send their prayer requests, and all members of the Diocese of Sioux Falls which is their home.

The sisters way of life is contemplative. Living their mission and charism is fulfilled inside the Monastery; leaving it only in order to provide for basic needs or special occasions. While their main charism is prayer, each sister assists in different community activities such as sewing, cooking, sacristy, laundry, host making, receptionist, and office work. Spiritual reading, recreation and study are also important duties in their daily routine.

The Order was originally established in Italy by Blessed Mother Mary Magdalene of the Incarnation in  1807. In May of 2002, in  response to the invitation of Bishop Robert Carlson, seven Sisters arrived from Coscomatepec Veracruz, Mexico to start a new community in the Diocese of Sioux Falls at the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

-from their website


Mother Caridad Morales, A.P.
Mater Ecclesiae Monastery
707 W. 4th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104



Professed Members: 10
Year Founded: 2002
Diocese: Sioux Falls, SD
Qualifications: Contact for more information
Formation: Postulancy is normally of a year’s length and it cannot be prolonged beyond two years. The novitiate lasts for a period of two years. Then profession of vows taken for a temporary time. She makes the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and is thereby incorporated into the community. These vows are made and renewed annually. At the end of the period of temporary vows, the Sister may be admitted to her perpetual profession when she freely and spontaneously desires to permanently live her live in the Order consecrated to God and living in poverty, chastity, and obedience following the Constitutions of the Order of Perpetual Adorers.
Age range/limit: Contact for more information
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