Servants of Mary


The Servants of Mary (Servites) is a Catholic community of women religious and lay associates called to bring the compassionate presence of God, in the spirit of Mary, to all those whom we meet and with whom we minister. Our Motherhouse (Our Lady of Sorrows Convent) is located in Omaha, NE. We have members across the country and around the world. Together, we are committed to a life rooted in prayer, community, and service.

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Address: 7400 Military Avenue
Omaha, NE 68134
The mission of the Servants of Mary is to manifest God's compassionate presence in the spirit of Mary. We respond to the words of Jesus: "Be compassionate as your God is compassionate." We do so by following the example of Jesus, under the guidance of Mary.

Our commitment to compassion calls us to:

- Witness Gospel values
- Center our lives in love of God and neighbor through prayer, community, and service
- Share with others healing and hope
- Be in right-relationship with all creation
- Welcome others in a spirit of hospitality
- Live joyfully our charism of compassionate presence
GriefWork: A National Servite Ministry of Compassion allows the Servants of Mary the opportunity to minister to those suffering from loss by offering spiritual support and healing comfort.
We also provide resources and training programs to support:
*Ministries of consolation
*Those working with the bereaved
*Those that have suffered a loss

Although our home base is in Omaha, Nebraska, our outreach efforts are nationwide. Whether it's helping someone find a local resource in their community or the need for onsite training, we ensure services and education that will support all people throughout the grief process where ever the need arises.

For more information on GriefWork, please contact Maria Farrell at 402-951-3091 or bereavement@osms.org.
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St. Peregrine Program

The Servants of Mary are privileged to pray for individuals and families seeking the intercession of St. Peregrine. The Church has designated St. Peregrine as patron of those suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Persons enrolled in the St. Peregrine Prayer Program are remembered in daily prayer of the Sisters and the monthly St. Peregrine Mass. Those enrolled receive a medal of St. Peregrine, an enrollment card and other prayer cards. Enrollers also receive prayer cards. The Peregrine Chapel, located in the convent, is always available for quiet prayer and reflection.

For more information, please contact Sr. Linda Hess at stperegrine@osms.org or 402-951-3092
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Testamonials:

In 1955, the Servants of Mary had the foresight and the gumption to build an all-girls Catholic high school at 74th and Military on what was then the western edge of Omaha. Since then, Marian has graduated nearly 8000 alumnae who have been impacted by the charism and core values of the Servants of Mary. As confident, independent, thinking women they have become leaders in Omaha and beyond. Marian High School will be forever grateful for the commitment and fortitude of the Servants of Mary! Mary Higgins, President, Marian High School (Class of 1969)

The Servant of Mary sisters have provided the foundations of the excellence in education at Holy Name School for nearly 100 years. We are pleased and fortunate to still have Servite sisters working in our school each day sharing their mission of compassion toward others with our children and our families. Sofia Kock, Principal, Holy Name

I am finishing my second round of chemo. This has been a struggle but I know prayer works! Thank you so very much for praying for me! Anonymous prayer recipient in St. Peregrine Program

I am a beneficiary of your prayer program and am most grateful. Tomorrow I celebrate my second anniversary of being diagnosed with cancer. After radical surgery and months of radiation and chemotherapy, I embarked on my road to recovery and have been remarkable in remission. I join you each day to pray for all cancer patients and their caregivers. Please know that I am most appreciative of your efforts and ask that you keep me in your prayers. Anonymous prayer recipient in St. Peregrine Program

A few months ago, I asked for prayers when I was diagnosed with cancer. St. Peregrine's patience in enduring his illness has taught me to be patient in dealing with my health problem. I have faith in him and am keeping a positive attitude. All of your prayers and those of my family and friends have gotten me through some rough periods. I cannot express in words how grateful I am for the prayers offered to St. Peregrine by your ministry. Thanks you for the wonderful work you are doing. God bless you all. Anonymous prayer recipient in St. Peregrine Program