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Our souls magnify the Lord. Our spirits rejoice in God our Savior...

Be it done unto us according to Your word!

Our Charism

The charism of the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception flows from a deep love and profound trust in God as proclaimed in Mary’s Magnificat. With joyful and grateful hearts, we courageously follow in Mary’s footsteps. Responsive to God’s love we desire to receive and present Jesus to the World.

Our Spirituality

We give thanks to God for the gift of a distinctive Marian Spirituality. Inspired by Mary’s Magnificat, our spirituality is manifested by a deep trust in God in the fullness of Mary’s Fiat: “Be it done to me according to your Word.” We live in Marian communities sustained and nourished by the Eucharist and communal prayer. We cherish and seek to express in our daily lives and in our ministries Mary’s virtues of simplicity, humility, and selfless care and concern for others. Our Marian spirituality impels us to reach out to others, especially the young, the elderly, the sick, the poor, and the needy to share with them the gifts God has given to us.

Our Mission

We, the Daughters of Mary of the nImmaculate Conception, declare our mission is to bring the loving and healing presence of Christ into our worldnwith the gentle courage and faithful commitment of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Our Story

Our Story

The Congregation of the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception is an American community founded in New Britain, Connecticut in 1904 by the Right Reverend Lucian Bojnowski to honor the Immaculate Conception and to help the less fortunate through an intrinsically Marian apostolate. Seeing the sad plight of the orphaned and wishing to improve their condition, eight devout young ladies of the Society of the Children of Mary responded to the urgent call of their pastor and formed the nucleus of the present community. Generosity and sacrifice, simplicity and humility became the hallmark of their spirit - a spirit nurtured by imitating the virtues of Mary. From this nucleus the community grew. Its widening field of activity was received as a sign of God's blessing. In 1929, the Most Reverend John J.Nilan, Bishop of Hartford, sought and procured from Rome first the tentative and then the definitive approval of the Constitutions of the Motherhouse Institute, whereby it became a canonically erected religious congregation. In 1939, the community received the Degree of Praise from Rome. From a Diocesan Institute it became a Pontifical religious body with the official title, Congregation of the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Following the directives of Vatican II, the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception have revised their Constitution, Magnify The Lord. The revised Constitution was approved by the Sacred Congregation for Religious on June 18, 1982. A strongly Marian character and spirit is interwoven throughout the Constitution. Almost 100 years after its founding, the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception continues to be a strong and evident reflection of Mary’s Magnificat joyfully proclaimed. As true Daughters, we strive daily to imitate Her example through a life of simplicity, humility, caring, and obedience. The Eucharist is the center of our day. Personal and communal prayer strengthens each sister as she ministers to God’s people. We are called to be Christ’s hands, to love with Christ’s heart in such varied apostolates as education, health care and social services. We live in communities located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. We enrich each other through the sharing of our gifts, talents, and treasures.

Our Ministries

Monsignor Bojnowski Manor
Monsignor Bojnowski Manor
50 Pulaski Street New Britain, CT 06053 (860) 229-0336
Our Lady’s Guild House
Our Lady’s Guild House
20 Charlesgate West Boston, MA 02215 (617) 536-3001
Sacred Heart Convent & School
Sacred Heart Convent & School
23 Orange Street New Britain, CT 06053 (860) 225-3989
St. Agnes Residence
St. Agnes Residence
237 West 74th Street New York, New York 10023 (212) 874-2280
St. Joseph’s Home
St. Joseph’s Home
425 West 44th Street New York, New York 10036 (212) 247-7958
St. Lucian’s Home
St. Lucian’s Home
532 Burritt Street New Britain, CT 06053 (860) 223-2123
Sancta Maria Nursing Facility
Sancta Maria Nursing Facility
799 Concord Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 868-2200

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