Main Number: 417-869-9842
Vocation Director: 314-371-1294
Regional Superior: Sister Marguerite A. Tran, C.M.R.
Vocation Director: Sr. Gwen Do, CMR
Vocation Phone: 314-371-1294
The Congregation of Mary, Queen originated as the “Lovers of the Holy Cross of Bui-Chu”, which was founded in Vietnam in 1670 by a French missionary bishop, Most Reverend Pierre Lambert de la Motte. Through a period of persecution of the Catholic faith in Vietnam, which lasted for nearly 300 years, the Congregation remained only as a group of pious women. On September 14, 1953, this group was canonically erected as a religious institute - the “Lovers of the Holy Cross of Bui-Chu” – and later changed its name to the Congregation of Mary, Queen.
Jesus, the filial Son of the Father and of Mary, is our model. By His death on the cross, we became God’s children and the children of Mary. We can live our spiritual childhood like Jesus. We learn from Him, especially the humble love to offer ourselves to God through Mary. We are a diocesan Congregation. The members vow chastity, poverty, and obedience. Our life in community is balanced between prayer, work, and recreation.
Our prayer life includes daily participation in the Eucharist, the Liturgy of the Hours, meditation, spiritual reading, rosary, and personal prayer. We work in schools, childcare centers, parishes, hospitals, nursing homes, and charity centers for the poor, refugees, and immigrants.
Entrance requirements are: a sincere desire to give oneself totally to God and to serve those in need; adequate physical, mental, and spiritual health; 18 years of age or older.